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Major US Book Fair Draws Protest From Chinese, American Writers

a literary protest and reading for silenced Chinese writers on the steps of the New York Public Library Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times)
A literary protest and reading for silenced Chinese writers on the steps of the New York Public Library Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair’s focus on China that they say ignores the country’s glaring problems...

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    Anonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Plane Searches

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  • In this Monday, May 11, 2015 photograph, Shane Godshall, of the American Littoral Society, holds a horseshoe crab in the Reeds Beach section of Middle Township, N.J. A mainstay for shorebirds, migrating horseshoe crabs affect the numbers of shorebirds returning to the Delaware Bay region. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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    The Valley of Missed Opportunity

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    Suspicious Package Found at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

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  • Eric Robinson, center, demonstrates City Pulse at One World Observatory, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The interactive ring of high-definition monitors allows guests to view landmarks and neighborhoods that they view from above. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, walks in the Senate Chamber during session at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners march in the World Falun Dafa Day parade along 42nd Street in New York, n May 15, 2015, celebrating 23 years since the practice was first spread in public in China in 1992 and also bringing awareness to the persecution that is still happening today in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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