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French Slaying Suspect Dead After Police Raid Hideout – NYTimes.com

Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old former garage mechanic who claimed responsibility for the brutal slayings of four men and three children, was shot dead …

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Arizona candidate with ‘survival English’ fights to get on ballot – latimes.com

Alejandrina Cabrera, a city council candidate in Arizona, is appealing a lower-court decision that barred her from seeking office because a judge determined that her English was too poor, one of her lawyers said …

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Steven Pinker’s History of Violence in Decline : The New Yorker

BOOKS review of Steven Pinker’s “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” (Viking; $40). In the weeks following Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree in Norway, commentators on both sides of the Atlantic struggled to make sense of what had happened. Many used the occasion to warn of the dangers of homegrown …

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White supremacist executed for Texas dragging

White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed Wednesday evening for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas.

Byrd, 49, was chained to the back of a pickup truck and pulled whip-like to his death along a bumpy asphalt road in one of the most grisly hate crime murders in recent Texas history.

Brewer, 44, was asked if he had any final words, to which he replied:

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GOP lawmaker quits over wife’s racist Carl Lewis email

A Republican official says a freshman New Jersey lawmaker resigned because his wife sent “an offensive and racist” email to the Democratic state Senate campaign of nine-time Olympic …

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Norway massacre survivor returns to island | Reuters

Adrian Pracon was determined to return to the island where he nearly died.

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Anders Behring Breivik, Norway Attacker, Returns To Crime Scene For Reconstruction

Restrained by a police harness, the Norwegian man who confessed to killing 69 people at an island youth camp reconstructed his actions for police in a secret daylong trip back to the crime scene.

Police said Sunday they took Anders Behring Breivik back to the island of Utoya for a Saturday hearing about the July 22 terror attacks, when Breivik shot the victims dead on the lake island near Oslo after killing another eight people in the capital with a bomb.

The 32-year-old described the killings in close detail during an eight-hour tour on …

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Nafissatou Diallo Sues Strauss-Kahn – NYTimes.com

The hotel housekeeper who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in his 28th-floor suite sued him in State Supreme Court in the Bronx on Monday, seeking unspecified damages for a …

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Bronx principal with white supremacist ties fired

New York, NY – A Catholic elementary school principal with ties to a white supremacist publication has been fired, the New York Archdiocese said Tuesday.

Frank Borzellieri, who previously served as a high school English teacher, is the author of several books, including 2004’s Don’t Take It Personally: Race, Immigration Crime and Other Heresies, in which he declared diversity a “weakness,” according to the …

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News Desk: Seven Days in Oslo: Flowers, Flags, Silence : The New Yorker

Last Friday, at 3:26 P.M., an explosion shook my office building, above Oslo’s Central Station. At first, I wondered if it was construction work going on down below, but I soon learned about the bomb attack that destroyed the offices of the …

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David Yerushalmi, the Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement – NYTimes.com

Tennessee’s latest woes include high unemployment, continuing foreclosures and a battle over collective-bargaining rights for teachers. But when a Republican representative took the Statehouse floor during a recent hearing, he warned of a new threat to his constituents’ way of life:

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