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From a public safety standpoint, it truly doesn’t matter whether you believe Eddy was an innocent victim or a guilty one.
From a public safety standpoint, it truly doesn’t matter whether you believe Eddy was an innocent victim or a guilty one.
"I had my daughter who was 11 years old with me and the American government took her away from me. Yes, I was on the street, but I was home-schooling my daughter."
  • When Vietnamese people say American they always mean white

  • I grew up in a village in Vietnam called Lam Son, a small backwater south of Saigon (if you’re speaking to a Vietnamese-American, don’t even think about calling it Ho Chi Minh City. Because communism. Because, sore losers.)
  • By Tam Hoang, March 11, 2015
When my family came to the U.S. in 1991, I was in the second grade. I knew three sentences that I strung together as a stock response: “How are you? I’m fine. I’m from Vietnam.”
  • Udo was gone

  • Udo and his new cyclist companions were riding on a shoulderless stretch of a two-lane road, between two low-lying heavy guardrails. Signs indicated the bike route, set the maximum speed at 45 mph, and reminded cyclists to ride single file.
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Jan, Antje, and Mia Heinz. When a few hours passed and Antje hadn’t yet heard from Udo, she didn’t think anything of it.
  • Hi. I used to live here. Can I come in?

  • As I approach my former address at the edge of Mission Hills, right where that neighborhood turns into Hillcrest, I am approaching a time machine as surely as if I were walking toward and lifting my hand to knock at the address of H.G. Wells’s Victorian scientist in the famous story from 1895.
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In March of 1981, my small family and I moved into the house before which I now stand. We paid $60,000.
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