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Russian Student Killed

PHOENIX, Arizona () -- A Russian exchange student was struck and killed by a city bus as she ran across a street apparently to catch a bus to school, police said.


Marina Shemzhakina, 17, from the Siberian city of Irkutsk, died after the accident early Thursday.


"She was a beautiful, talented girl who touched the lives of many people, all of whom are better off for it," said Michael Hawkins, a federal appeals court judge whose family was hosting Shemzhakina.
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