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South Korean lawmakers impeach minister over crowd crush

South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament on Wednesday voted to impeach the country's interior and safety minister, Lee Sang-min, holding him responsible for government failures in disaster planning and the response that likely contributed to the high death toll in a crowd crush that killed nearly 160 people in October.

Lee Sang-min, Minister of the Interior and Safety, center, speaks at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)

Romney scolds Santos, 'You don't belong here'

Republican Rep. George Santos positioned himself in a prime location for U.S. President Joe Biden's State of the Union address -- an uncomfortably prominent place for the embattled new lawmaker who faces multiple investigations and has acknowledged embellishing and even lying about his life story.

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to deliver the State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol, on Feb. 7, 2023. Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., is at right. (Patrick Semansky / AP)



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