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Anne Smedinghoff
At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion
At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion

Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure. As photographs of Smedinghoff in front of monuments and ruins around the world flashed by on projector screens, friends recalled her various escapades, including a coast-to-coast cycling trip, which saw the young woman eat a live bug to fulfill an item on a scavenger hunt list. Smedinghoff, who grew up in River Forest in Cook County, Ill., graduated from Hopkins with a degree in international studies. A scholarship fund named for her has...

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