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    David Ortiz Flown to Boston as Red Sox Show Support

    “It shocked us to the core.” That’s how president Sam Kennedy said his team responded to the news that the 10-time All-Star and beloved former Boston slugger was shot in the Dominican Republic Sunday night. The 43-year-old was airlifted to Boston Monday, where he’ll be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Red Sox broadcast a tribute to the 2013 World Series MVP before last night’s game at Fenway Park, while fans later chanted “Papi!”

    Is violence common in the Dominican Republic? While local officials maintain the country is safe, a string of recent mysterious tourist deaths has heightened concerns about visitor safety in the Caribbean nation.

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