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    As Hong Kong Revolts, Xi Pipes Up

    Chinese President Xi Jinping issued his sternest rebuke to date yesterday about the semi-autonomous territory's months-long protest movement. But just hours after Xi's call to "end violence and restore order," a 70-year-old man died from reportedly being hit by a brick during clashes between protesters and pro-Beijing residents. It was the second fatality since the movement began. Police, who got a public endorsement from Xi, say they're investigating it as a murder.

    Are there any other casualties? A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit with a gas canister Wednesday, two days after a 21-year-old was shot by police at close range.

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