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Yvonne Abraham

Stealing hope

Twice in two weeks, the couple has been confronted by an America that seems to mock their dreams.

The first time, the man was wearing a gray hoodie, and a scarf over his face. He went to the back of their Roxbury convenience store just after it opened, pulled a gun on an employee loading milk into the refrigerator, and cleaned the place out.

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