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  • Amtrak Derailment Victims (2015)

    Amtrak Derailment Victims

    Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away. Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths,...

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  • Brian Moore (2015)

    Brian Moore

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family, including his...

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  • Jozef Paczynski (2015)

    Jozef Paczynski

    By VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He was 95. For much of World War II, Paczynski was led to Hoess' home and ordered to cut the hair of one of the worst mass murderers in history. For decades afterward he was repeatedly asked why he...

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  • Nepal Earthquake Victims (2015)

    Nepal Earthquake Victims

    The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll 4,438 in 3 countries The Associated Press Apr. 28, 2015 12:46 AM EDT 10.00 a.m. (0415 GMT) Army troops are loading blue tarpaulin sheets, medical kits and dehydrated food, water bottles, sacks of rice and blankets at a flat area that is being used as a helipad in Gorkha town. Gorkha district was the epicenter of Saturday's magnitude 7.8...

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  • Flight 9525 Victims (2015)

    Flight 9525 Victims

    By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressHALTERN, Germany (AP) — A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in Barcelona — one of them with her baby."This is surely the blackest day in the history of our town," a...

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