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U.S. ambassador to South Korea on the mend after knife attack

U.S. ambassador to South Korea on the mend after knife attack

Since becoming U.S. ambassador to South Korea last fall, Mark Lippert has been building a reputation as a warm, friendly guy interested in Korean culture: He regularly walks his basset hound, Grigsby, in public and even gave his newborn son a Korean middle name, Sejun. “This is one of the busiest cities in the world, but lots of people still take time to stop and talk with us,” Lippert said in an interview this week while out for a stroll with the dog in central Seoul. But Lippert’s approachable style may be altered after a slashing Thursday morning that left his face covered with blood. Attacked by a knife-wielding assailant at an event in Seoul, the ambassador...

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