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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Bowers Museum walks past a row of bronze masks, in Santa Ana, Calif. "China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui" includes more than 100 ancient pieces, some never seen outside China. The exhibit will remain at the Bowers until March 15, 2015, after which they will move to Houston's Museum of Natural Science. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

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Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2014, Chinese artist Li Dapeng talks to reporters in front of one of his works depicting a typical Chinese scene featuring figures with grotesque pig heads at his studio in the Songzhuang art district in eastern Beijing, China. Artists in Songzhuang have long enjoyed rare creative freedoms by keeping their art and conversation mostly away from the public, but police arrested 13 people who work or live in the district in October after they posted online pictures and commentary support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Jack Chang)

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China’s prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.

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Els leads by 2 in Hong Kong on birthday

HONG KONG (AP) — Ernie Els grabbed control of the Hong Kong Open with a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark by carding a 5-under-par 65 on his birthday Friday.

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Randhawa takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Jyoti Randhawa shot a 6-under 70 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.

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Biles returns with 4 world golds, no bee stings

In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Simone Biles of the United States performs on the vault during the women's vault final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, China. Biles won her second world all-around gymnastics last weekend in China, becoming the first U.S. woman to win two straight world all-around titles since Shannon Miller in 1993-94. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Simone Biles sprinted toward the vault, soared above the beam and capped the floor exercise routine with a twisting double backflip en route to winning her second world all-around gymnastics title.

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