1.22.2023

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Authorities identify 72-year-old man as suspected gunman in Lunar New Year mass shooting
Authorities have identified the man responsible for a deadly shooting inside a Monterey Park dance studio as Hemet resident Huu Can Tran, 72.

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Lunar New Year shooting: A grim moment in Monterey Park, America's first suburban Chinatown
"Sometime between 1970 and 1990, Monterey Park became America’s first suburban Chinatown, where swift demographic changes heralded conflicts over language, signs, a changing business scene and political voice. In 2023 it is a city once again in flux, but as a tight-knit community whose residents typify what it means to be an Asian American -- and the spectrum within."

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After Indiana Univ. stabbing, Asian American students haven't received enough support from school
The suspect, Billie Davis, told Bloomington police that she targeted the student, who survived, for "being Chinese," adding, "It would be one less person to blow up our country."

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Redefining the 'New' in Lunar New Year
Some younger Asian Americans are creating their own Lunar New Year holiday traditions, putting a spin on lessons they've learned.

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Their Children Are Their Retirement Plans
The offspring of many East Asian immigrants are raised to support their elders in their later years. That gives a segment of Americans challenges others don't face.

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A Professor Who Challenges the Washington Consensus on China
Jessica Chen Weiss argues that Biden's China policy is contributing to an "action-reaction spiral."

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What My Father's Martial Arts Classes Taught Me about Fighting Racism
The goal of martial arts is self-defense. But what happens when the violence is as atmospheric as racism itself?

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Randall Park's Long Wait for Shortcomings
Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park makes his directorial debut with the adaptation Adrian Tomine's graphic novel Shortcomings, an Asian American story he waited 15 years to tell.

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How the Team Behind 'The Accidental Getaway Driver' Sought to Make a Culturally Sensitive Film
Producer Andy Sorgie, director Sing J. Lee and a team of consultants-turned-producers immersed themselves in the Southern California enclave of Little Saigon to tell the true-life story of an elderly Vietnamese war veteran whose life is changed by one fateful passenger pickup.

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