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Milton Hall was shot and killed by police in 2012

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The unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded into a huge fireball moments after take-off.

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The White House is widely thought of as one of the most secure places on earth.

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Numbers of the Espanola giant Galapagos tortoises have grown from 15 to over 1,000

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The attack on the brothers has been condemned as a ‘hate crime’

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Speaking his annual AIDS benefit in New York on Tuesday night, he praised Paul Francis for pushing for an acceptance of homosexuality

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A man who reported the loss of the bags, claiming they were his life savings, was later reunited with them after the proper checks were carried out

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Nasa's Antares rocket exploded seconds after its launch in Virginia

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Panama’s former dictator had sought to claim the makers had implied he was 'the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes'

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Nasa's Antares rocket exploding after take off

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