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US Calls Violence Against Protesters in Yemen ‘Appalling’

Source: VOA   The Obama administration has condemned shooting by Yemeni security forces against anti-government protesters that left at least 12 dead on Monday.   U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner called the violence in the cities of Taiz and

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Mar 4, 1944: The Head of Murder, Inc. is Executed

Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the country’s largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s and was making nearly $50 million a year from his

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Feb 29, 1996: A Pregnant Teenager is Shot While Riding the Bus to School

After boarding a school bus on the morning of February 29, Malik Nettles shoots the bus driver and then fires five bullets into 15-year-old Kyunia Taylor, a freshman from Beaumont High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Taylor was later pronounced

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Feb 14, 1929: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Four men dressed as police officers enter gangster Bugs Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, line seven of Moran’s henchmen against a wall, and shoot them to death. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as

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Feb 13, 1982: Serial Killer Strikes in Colorado

↑ Grab this Headline Animator A 21-year-old woman named Mary accepts a ride from a man in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, and is raped and severely beaten with a claw hammer. The attacker, Tom Luther, was traced through

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Feb 3, 1780: Early American Mass Murder Changes Common Perceptions of Crime

In one of the most famous crimes of post-Revolution America, Barnett Davenport commits an awful mass murder in rural Connecticut. Caleb Mallory, his wife, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren were killed in their home by their boarder, Davenport. Davenport, born in

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Jan 5, 1970: The United Mine Workers Killings

The bodies of dissident union leader Jock Yablonski, his wife, and daughter are discovered in their Clarksville, Pennsylvania, farmhouse by Yablonski’s son Kenneth. The family had been dead for nearly a week, killed on New Year’s Eve by killers hired by the United Mine

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Dec 29, 1985: The “Railway Rapist” Commits His First Murder

The “Railway Rapist” attacks 19-year-old Alison Day and abducts her from a London train. Her strangled body was recovered two weeks later. Although the perpetrator had attacked and raped many women since 1982, this was his first murder. The Railway

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Dec 25, 1996: Young JonBenet Ramsey is Murdered

Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is killed in her Boulder, Colorado, home. John and Patsy Ramsey, her parents, called police at 5:52 the following morning to report that their daughter was missing. Although police found a ransom note demanding $118,000, the money

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Dec 22, 1978: John Wayne Gacy Confesses

On this day in 1978, John Wayne Gacy confesses to police to killing over two dozen boys and young men and burying their bodies under his suburban Chicago home. In March 1980, Gacy was convicted of 33 sex-related murders, committed

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