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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Boston
All but one of the 19 U.S. diplomatic missions closed last week because of terrorist threats reopened Sunday, after days of debate about whether the Obama administration overreacted to "chatter" from al Qaeda leaders.
Monday was Patriots' Day in Boston — a local holiday commemorating the city's unique role in the American Revolution. The Boston Marathon was being held. The Red Sox were playing early. People were outside enjoying the sun and festivities. And then horror struck.
John Henry was walking off the stage after a television interview during his team's first full-squad workout of the spring when the Boston owner was confronted by a lifelong Red Sox fan holding a bright red sign with white letters.
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry popped in on a Boston radio show on Friday to deny that the club conducted a smear campaign against manager Terry Francona after letting him go.
Previously secret FBI records released Monday show there were death threats against then-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, even five years after his failed 1980 White House bid.