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Far-away violence hits home

On Sept. 12, my step-cousin died. You know him as J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya. Chris was the eldest son of the wife of my mother’s uncle, which is to say that to my mother, her brothers, her parents, and everyone else in that generation, he was a close cousin. Chris was closer to my elders than to me or my generation, but we all knew about him.