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Victoria Kim

Victoria Kim is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2007, she has covered the state and federal courts and the Korean community in Los Angeles. Her work has included investigations on the cover-up of the sex abuse scandal in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, killing of unarmed suspects by the Inglewood police, underpaid workers in the garment district and unaccredited law schools in California. She has previously written for the Associated Press in South Korea and West Africa, as well as the Financial Times in New York. Victoria was raised in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from Harvard University.
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With relations thawing between North and South Korea, at least for the moment, the area around the demilitarized zone between the two countries is facing an invasion — of real estate speculators.

South Koreans are left wondering: Are we better off than we were a week ago?

Days after Trump and Kim’s improbable meeting, South Koreans are left unsure of what to make of its outcome.

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