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South Korean Lawmakers Conduct Tag-Team Filibuster

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South Korean Lawmakers Conduct Tag-Team Filibuster

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South Korean Lawmakers Conduct Tag-Team Filibuster

South Korean Lawmakers Conduct Tag-Team Filibuster

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They were filibustering an anti-terrorism bill. By Sunday, they had been talking more than 115 hours — a world record.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Kentucky's Rand Paul once spoke for more than 12 hours, a filibuster in the Senate - impressive. But South Korean lawmakers did more. Members of the opposition staged a tag-team filibuster against an antiterrorism bill. By yesterday, they had been talking more than 115 hours - a world record.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And Steve, let me just take a few hours to expand on what that means...

INSKEEP: Sadly, Renee, we have time limits.

MONTAGNE: Oh, it's MORNING EDITION.

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