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On a broad street in biblical Bethlehem, lined with hotels and elegant buildings, the souvenir shops are closed and shuttered. In mourning for a dead Palestinian youngster and itching for a fight with the Israeli army which killed him, the traditional birthplace of Jesus has become a battlefield. At one end of the street looms Israel's West Bank separation wall, covered in graffiti and overlooked by a military watchtower.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family of Julian Bond remembered the deceased civil rights leader as a man who left a lasting "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the United States and the globe.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine in a college classroom apparently wrote about her love of guns in an online forum, referring to places that attempt to pass firearms legislation as "lame states."