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Abbott stays the course

 Jeremy Abbott left the Spokane Arena on Sunday wearing a gold medal for the second consecutive year. Abbott, the defending men’s titlist in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, brought an Arena crowd to its feet before he finished his free skate, and went on to clinch the title and a spot in next month’s Winter Olympics. He will be joined in Vancouver, B.C., by silver medalist Evan Lysacek and bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Find more coverage in Sports, B1.

Also today: The Daily Snapshot interviews a mother-daughter volunteer team on Page A5.

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Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan

UPDATED: 9:38 p.m.

Drenched in sunshine and a sharp spring wind, more than 70 students marched Friday out of Freeman High School behind a “Freeman Strong” banner to the same football field where they sheltered in fear last September following the shooting that killed 15-year-old Sam Strahan and injured three girls.