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"This was going to be his last trip to Beijing. It just happened to be this one." — James Wood, brother of the Texas man aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, explaining that Philip Wood was relocating from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for work.


"The situation in Venezuela reminds me of previous eras, when strongmen governed through violence and oppression; and human rights, hyperinflation, scarcity, and grinding poverty wrought havoc on the people of the hemisphere." — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden suggesting Venezuela's government is using armed vigilantes against peaceful protesters.


"My time in shuanggui was tragic and brutal. It was a living hell. Those 184 days and five hours were not a life lived by a human. It was worse than being a pig or a dog." — Zhou Wangyan, a local Chinese official accused of bribery, claiming he was tortured while in detention because he would not confess.

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