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    South Korean President Offers Emotional Apology

    “Everything is my fault and I feel great responsibility.” So said Park Geun-hye, who’s battling for her political legacy amid a widening scandal over a personal friend. Choi Soon-sil, Park’s “shaman adviser,” allegedly was given power over speeches, hiring and even the president’s wardrobe, despite holding no elected office. Park’s approval rating is hovering at 5 percent, the lowest ever for a South Korean leader. As protesters took to the streets, Park promised to cooperate with investigators and denied being a cult member or participating in shamanistic rituals.

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