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Ferry Disaster Fallout Divides South Korea

South Korean lawmakers have agreed to launch a new investigation into April’s deadly passenger ferry accident, bringing an end to a months-long deadlock in the country’s National Assembly. But the country’s unity and sympathy for the victims in the days and weeks following the disaster has since given way to a politicized rift that is now on display in the streets.  When the Sewol ferry capsized, Lee Jeong-chul‘s teenage son was among the roughly 300, mostly high school students, who...

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