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There was a second night of rioting and arson in the St. Louis area

The News Matrix: Thursday 21 November 2013

Man, 78, on rape and assault charges

Joseph Franklin was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting

US neo-Nazi Joseph Franklin who targeted black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree executed in Missouri

63-year-old was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting

Joseph Franklin was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting

US neo-Nazi Joseph Franklin who targeted black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree executed in Missouri

63-year-old was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting

Bank chairman admits spending taxpayer's bailout cash on beachside holiday home

A US banker is facing jail after using bailout funds to help his company buy a luxury condo in Florida.

Professor Dallas Willard: Philosopher who championed the cause of evangelicalism

Professor Dallas Willard: Philosopher who championed the cause of evangelicalism

People have more control over their feelings than is often realised, he believed

Missouri is one of four states with the gas chamber as an alternative for executions.

Missouri threatens return of gas chambers for death row inmates as lethal injection supplies reach sell-by dates

State’s attorney general looks to 'alternative methods'

Solar-powered plane lands near Washington

A solar-powered plane bidding to fly across the U.S. has landed at Dulles International Airport near the nation's capital, with one leg to New York left.

US Air Force Airman First Class Justin Acord sifts through the rubble of his father-in-law’s home in Moore, Oklahoma

Oklahoma tornado: ‘Our hearts are broken. This is bigger than anything I’ve ever seen. It’s huge. It’s horrific’

The ferocity of Monday’s tornado was unprecedented and devastating

Winning big on the lottery

While the news that a single ticket in Florida netted around $590 million (£390 million) in the latest Powerball lottery jackpot may be staggering, it is not the only case of large lottery wins, whether in America or the UK.

Carnaby Street: The album. No, really

“Carnaby Street” is the latest “Rock of  Ages”-style musical to hit the theatre. Recently performed at the Hackney Empire in the capital, producers must be confident that the sound of swinging London is due a revival, as they have just released an accompanying soundtrack.

Flynn grew up in Kansas City, Missouri

Gillian Flynn: As a kid I liked being scared, probably because I came from a safe, middle class home

Gillian Flynn used her experience of being laid off after a decade as a journalist to “find a way into” her protagonist Nick, who suffers the same fate in Gone Girl.

The Securicor van taken by Eddie Maher along with its £1.2 million contents

Fast Eddie: a double life in the US for £1.2m UK heist fugitive

To his neighbours he was Stephen King, a cable engineer and family man living in small-town America.

Gas blast injures at least a dozen in Kansas shopping district

Cadaver dogs searched through the smoldering rubble of a Kansas City restaurant after a gas explosion sparked a massive blaze in an upscale shopping district.

Quiet perfection: Musial at bat for St Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies in 1946

Stan Musial: Baseball player considered one of the best in history

On a late summer's day in San Francisco in 1962, a modest crowd gathered to watch the visiting St Louis Cardinals baseball team do battle with the hometown San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were not strong that year, while the Giants were challenging for the National League divisional baseball championship. Still, the Cardinals were always interesting to watch because of the presence on the team of their aging superstar, Stan Musial, known down the years to anybody exposed to the sport as "Stan the Man".

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1. Which philosopher (1889-1951) said: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"?

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