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S. Korean official fired in groping case

SEOUL, South Korea — President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has fired her spokesman for committing an ‘‘unsavory’’ act while he was traveling with her on her state visit to Washington, her office announced Friday, after South Korean media reported an allegation that the official sexually groped a young woman.

The firing of the spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung, was announced after Yoon abruptly broke off from the presidential delegation visiting Washington and returned home earlier this week.

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