A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters.
Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a document showing the military drafted plans to mobilize troops to suppress protests last year have struck a nerve among people in one of Asia's most vibrant and wealthiest democracies. Some allege the plans even included a scenario for a coup.
The memories of brutal, military-backed dictatorships that imprisoned, tortured and executed dissidents remain vivid to many South Koreans. But most experts say the actual chances for another coup in South Korea are extremely low.
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A boil water advisory that affected tens of thousands of people in D.C. Friday has been lifted for the last neighborhoods impacted, DC Water says.
About 7,000 DC Water customers in Northeast were the last to get the all-clear. After an initial test came back positive for bacteria, further results did not show such bacteria, DC Water said.
Residents should turn on cold water taps and let them run for about 10 minutes to flush out standing water, DC Water suggests.
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At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange's biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder's refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier.
Fox News host Sean Hannity pointed straight to the purloined emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
"Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?"
"Yes," Assange said. "We can say — we have said repeatedly — over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party."
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A police officer and innocent bystander were shot and killed as the officer confronted a vandalism suspect in Weymouth, Massachusetts, authorities said Sunday.
Authorities said Officer Michael Chesna, a five-year veteran of the Weymouth Police Department, was responding to a report of an erratic driver in the area near South Shore Hospital shortly after 7:30a.m. on Sunday.
Chesna, 42, saw the suspect, whom police have identified as 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, allegedly vandalizing a home.
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A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the 2014 baseball bat beating death of a USC graduate student from China.
Alejandra Guerrero was convicted in October 2016. She was sentenced along with a co-defendant Friday in the brutal attack on electrical engineering student Xinran Ji, who was ambushed by a group of assailants near the Los Angeles campus while walking back to his apartment following a study session.
Ji was found dead in his apartment by his roommates.