I was a freelance journalist for a few years chugging my way through odd jobs and writing assignments for poor pay and a safety net of zero. Because of this, I became intimately familiar with the fondas in my neighborhood, the small, family-run diners...
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The five carried passports of Greek men ranging in age from 23 to 33, but officials said they did not appear to be linked to any terrorist threat. "They are normal Syrians," one said.