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  • Fallen Boston Firefighters (2014)

    Fallen Boston Firefighters

    By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE — Mar. 27, 2014 5:28 PM EDT BOSTON (AP) — One was a fitness enthusiast who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings and planned to run the race himself this year. The other was a father of three young children who had firefighting in his blood. The smoke from a wind-whipped fire had dissipated Thursday, but a palpable sadness hung over...

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  • Sparks Middle School Shooting Victims (2013)

    Sparks Middle School Shooting Victims

    A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspected gunman was also dead, though it's unclear whether the student committed suicide. Authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement. Names of the suspect and the...

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  • Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims (2013)

    Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims

    Navy Yard shooting victims had long careers there: Profiles of Victims WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen people died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. The shooter also was killed. It was the deadliest attack at a domestic military installation since November 2009, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas. The stories of the 12...

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  • Willie Louis (2013)

    Willie Louis

    The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — A witness who went into hiding after testifying at the Emmett Till trial about hearing the lynching victim's screams has died in a Chicago suburb at the age of 76.After the 1955 trial, Willie Louis fled his native Mississippi for Chicago. He changed his name and told no one of his connection to the case, not even his future wife.Juliet Louis only learned of...

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  • Oklahoma Tornado Victims (2013)

    Oklahoma Tornado Victims

    CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, The Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer field. When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., it took with it 24 lives. Seven of them were children at Plaza Towers Elementary school; two were only babies. These are...

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