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June 25. 2013 12:23PM

Abdifatah's 9-year journey ends in Manchester reunion

CONCORD (UNHCR) – When Batulo and Salad went to the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire one evening last month to fetch their 13-year old son Abdifatah, it was no ordinary airport pick-up. The couple had last seen the boy nine years ago, in a refugee camp in Kenya. The emotional scene at the airport marked the end of a long and frustrating effort to reunite their family.

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Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves from her car in this 2011 file photo.

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Time: Adam Sandler movie has inspired a method of dementia care

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Rindge police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti at lake properties

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New Ipswich fire chief on unpaid leave

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