Even a simple piece of fruit was unfamiliar to Lee So-yeon when she fled North Korea seven years ago. She had never seen an orange. So when she came across one at a South Korean market, she bit into it like an apple -- peel and all.
The Senate on Wednesday cleared a bill to give "fast-track" congressional approval of major international trade deals and will send it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The vote was 60 to 38.