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Va. man who set up fund meets Boston homeless man

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BOSTON (AP) - A Virginia man who was touched by the story of an honest homeless man in Boston met his hero this week.
 
Ethan Whittington came to Boston carrying good news: a fund he set up for Glen James has raised nearly $150,000.
 
James was hailed as a hero last month after he turned in a backpack he found at a mall. It contained more than $2,000 in cash and $40,000 in traveler's checks.
 
When Whittington read about James' honesty, he started a fund on the crowd-funding website gofundme.com. Donations came in from people around the world.
 
Whittington said James' sister has found a lawyer who is setting up a trust fund for him. He said James has found an apartment and is looking into job training programs.
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