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Fewer murders in major American cities in 2013

Ariel Castro walks into the courtroom on July 24, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro pled guilty to 937 criminal counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder, as part of a plea bargain. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole, plus 1,000 years. One month into his sentence, prison guards found Castro dead in his cell after hanging himself. (AP

Homicides fell sharply in many leading US cities in 2013, plummeting by as much as 20 percent, official data showed on Wednesday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US school shooting deaths all gunshot wounds

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A sign on a post shows support for the victims of a gunman who opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School a day earlier as police officers stand at a road block, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut. AP/Julio Cortez

A medical examiner says all the victims of the U.S. school shooting were killed by gunshot wounds. Dr. H. Wayne Carver told a news conference Saturday the deaths are classified as homicides.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »