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Fear sending families north to U.S. safety

Central American gangs thriving

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

For those wondering why minors from Central America are flooding into the United States in unprecedented numbers, the story of Hector Antonio Giron, a husky 46-year-old merchant, provides an answer.

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Books in India come under censorious eye

Dina Nath Batra, shown in New Delhi on June 13, is a retired school principal, education activist and Hindu nationalist. He is also called the Ban Man or the ìbook police" and is regarded as a threat to the very idea of democracy in India. His mission is to clean up all the books, including school history textbooks, of anything that, he says, is damaging to his Hindu faith. Illustrates INDIA-BOOKS (category i), by Rama Lakshmi, © 2014 The Washington Post. Moved Monday June 30, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Rama Lakshmi)

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Graceland to evict Presley's old planes

This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that is used as a tourist exhibit at the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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