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Shimla, Oct. 1 Keekli Bureau 2017 From his hotel room in Las Vegas, 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds before taking his own...

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Shimla, Sept. 28 Keekli Bureau 2016 Polish-born Israeli statesman Shimon Peres—who served as prime minister (1984–86 and 1995–96) and president (2007–14) of Israel and shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994 for...

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Shimla, Sept. 26 Keekli Bureau 2019 French politician Jacques Chirac, who served as president of France from 1995 to 2007, died at age 86. 2008 American actor Paul Newman, whose striking good looks and compelling...

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Shimla, Sept. 24 Keekli Bureau 2015 According to Saudi officials, 769 people died in a stampede during the hajj to Mecca; however, other estimates claim that more than 2,400 were killed, making it...

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Shimla, Sept. 22 Keekli Bureau 2015 American baseball player, manager, and coach Yogi Berra, who won a record 10 World Series while a catcher with the New York Yankees and was known for...

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Shimla, Sept. 20 Keekli Bureau 2017 Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing more than $90 billion in damages and, according to government officials, nearly 3,000 deaths. 2011 Don't Ask, Don't Tell—a U.S. military policy that...

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Shimla, Sept. 19 Keekli Bureau 2015 English author Jackie Collins, whose glamorous public persona echoed the lavish lifestyles of the characters in her provocative romance thrillers, died in Los Angeles. 2011 Panamanian baseball pitcher Mariano...

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Shimla, Sept. 18 Keekli Bureau 2014 Scottish voters rejected a referendum that would have made Scotland an independent country. 2001 For the second straight day, Typhoon Nari pounded Taiwan with record rainfalls, causing massive flooding...

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Shimla, Sept. 17 Keekli Bureau 2011 The first Occupy Wall Street protest was held in the United States, as some 1,000 demonstrators marched in Manhattan before occupying Zuccotti Park; the movement, which eventually...

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Shimla, Sept. 16 Keekli Bureau 2016 American dramatist Edward Albee, an innovative writer of raw, stringent plays who was perhaps best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), died at age 88. 1998 The...