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War-scarred children embrace new life

by Rebecca Rosen Lum 
Contra Costa Times

Kate’s smooth brow buckles when she thinks about the soldiers who muscled their way into the house where she lived with her grandmother — plundering belongings, forcing their attentions on her and ordering the two to prepare meals.

“The soldiers make me too sad,” said Kate, who is a member of a discriminated-against ethnic minority group in her native Myanmar. “I don’t like.”

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