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Richard Ramirez: A Love Story?

Richard Ramirez marries Doreen Lioy. (cc)

Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as The Night Stalker and sentenced to die for his brutal murders in Los Angeles County, California in the early Eighties, has died of natural causes in a hospital. He was 53. Ramirez, who in 1985 was found guilty of 14 murders, 5 attempted murders and six rapes, appears to have been unusually attractive ...

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Russia Eyes Higher Taxes, Price Controls to Curb Smoking (cc)

Strict new guidelines on where Russians can and cannot smoke, which Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law late February, went into effect Saturday.  BBC News reports: Smoking will be banned at workplaces, housing block stairwells, buses and commuter trains and within 15m of train stations and airports. From 1 June 2014, all cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, markets, shopping ...

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