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At slain Chinese student's USC memorial, flowers and tears
At slain Chinese student's USC memorial, flowers and tears

They trickled through the doors of USC's Newman Hall on Friday, many dressed in black, others in flip-flops and some carrying bouquets of white flowers to lay near their classmate's photo on stage. About 400 students gathered at USC to remember Xinran Ji, 24, an engineering graduate student who was beaten to death last week on his way home from campus. In a two-hour ceremony that left paper programs stained with tears and crumpled in fists, friends, family and USC administrators offered remembrances of Ji to a capacity audience. Ji's mother and father, who arrived in the U.S. on Thursday, also attended the memorial but did not speak. Ji, his relatives said, was a...

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