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A South Korean court on Friday tacked on another eight years to former President Park Geun-hye's sentence for illegally receiving funds from a state agency and breaking election laws.

More than 100 former student athletes have reported "firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct" committed by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.

Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who, at the time, were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

She might not be able to read or write, but 3-year-old Molly McCabe of Frederick County, Va., was savvy enough to save her father's life as he suffered a stroke.

It was July 4 and Molly was at home with her dad, Trevor, and her younger sister. Her mother, Devon, a nurse at Winchester Medical Center, had already left for work.

While she was there, Devon saw a missed FaceTime call from her husband Trevor's phone. Then she received another call and her distraught daughter Molly was on the other end.

In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer.

"I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras.

But the asylum officer rejected her claim.

"I don't know what happened," Lourdes said. "I don't know how I failed."

Amy Powell's five-year run as head of Paramount Studios' television division came to a halt on Thursday.

She was suddenly ousted after an internal investigation of her alleged use of racially charged language, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced Powell's dismissal in a memo to staff.

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Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had about 6,000 members across the country--fewer than the American Racing Pigeon Union.

Since then, DSA membership has shot up more than 600 percent. And Democratic Socialist candidates are popping up across the country. One of them, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is likely to land a seat in the House of Representatives this fall.

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Jake Dell is the 5th generation owner of Katz's Delicatessen — America's oldest Jewish deli. A few years ago Jake had a problem. The neighborhood was changing, his overhead and his property taxes were skyrocketing, and he started to wonder, can a family-owned deli survive in one of the world's most expensive cities?

And then he realized he had something he could sell, something worth more than sandwiches and coleslaw, something that had been right under his nose the whole time... or rather right above his head.

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17 People Dead After 'Duck Boat' Accident In Missouri

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Fallout continues for Mark Zuckerberg after comments he made during an extended interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher earlier this week. The CEO sparked controversy for his comment that, even though he is Jewish, he wouldn’t remove posts about Holocaust denial unless strictly prohibited by law in a certain country.

President Trump tried to downplay the backlash to his roundly criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week by tweeting, “Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!”

Even some critics of the president might agree.

The father of two students who survived the Parkland school shooting in February was fatally shot Tuesday while working at his convenience store.

Ayub Ali, 61, was restocking shelves at Aunt Molly's Food Store in North Lauderdale, Fla., when a man with a gun walked in around 12:40 p.m and lingered in the aisles.

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A couple TV shows are returning this week. FX brings back “Snowfall,” a drama about the rise of crack in 1980s Los Angeles. NBC’s satire “Trial and Error” is also back, with guest star Kristin Chenoweth playing a murder suspect.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) has been watching, and joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss.

This year’s Comic-Con is underway in San Diego, where Marvel, HBO and “Star Wars” are notably absent from making any big announcements.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Petra Mayer (@petramatic) of NPR Books about what’s making waves so far.

President Trump told CNBC that he is “ready” to put tariffs on all $505 billion worth of goods that the U.S. imports from China. That’s Trump’s biggest threat against China so far.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR business reporter Jim Zarroli (@JimZarroli).

The issuing of Confederate flag license plates is on the rise in Tennessee. That’s despite Confederate monuments coming under fire across the country and an ongoing debate over Confederate symbols.

Not since a deadly famine was ravaging North Korea in 1997 has the country seen its economy contract at such a large rate as it did last year. After a couple of years of growth, the country's estimated gross domestic product went reeling in the other direction in 2017, shrinking 3.5 percent, according to South Korea's central bank.

The city of Oakland, Calif., is experiencing something of a renaissance moment in the movies. You could trace it back to 2013, when the Oakland-born director Ryan Coogler made Fruitvale Station, his ripped-from-the-headlines drama about the fatal police shooting of Oscar Grant III.

The Trump administration has one week left to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite over 2,000 children separated at the border from their families suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.

Logistically, it's going to be tough for the government. The children were sent to dozens of different shelters and foster homes around the United States, in many cases, thousands of miles from their detained parents.

Then there are dozens more parents who've already been deported without their children, further complicating the reunification process.

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On April 21, 2008, Florence Machinga lost everything. A mob of hundreds of people showed up at her house, demanded to see her — and, when she didn't materialize, burned it down.

"They destroyed everything," she says. "Cattle were slaughtered, the chickens were slaughtered."

Petra: Today is Thursday, but as far as I'm concerned, it's Doctor Whosday, and I'm starting the day by going to BBC America's press conference for their flagship show, and then ... and then ... I get to go on my first-ever trip to the famous, possibly infamous, Hall H, where only the biggest of wheels roll through.

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Two more bodies have been found, raising the death toll to 13 after a duck tour boat capsized and sank last night in a lake near Branson, Mo. Four more people are still missing, and seven are in the hospital. NPR's Scott Neuman has more.

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