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Revealing tapes of ride after 1981 Reagan shooting

The Secret Service on Friday released never-before-heard audio recordings made during one of the American presidency's most dramatic and dire episodes: the attempted assassination and wounding of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The recordings reveal poised Secret Service...

By Del Quentin Wilber  | March 11, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime History, Del Quentin Wilber, The District  
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Malvo show mixed drama with baloney

The teenaged serial killer Lee Malvo and the newest star of basic cable, William Shatner, combined to make some compelling TV last night. Some of it was probably just crazy lies by Malvo, now 25 and behind bars for eight years. But there was also discussion about several shootings Malvo confirmed in 2006, and a well-crafted unspooling of Malvo’s psychological journey from brainwashed sniper to regretful adult.

By Tom Jackman  | July 30, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime History, D.C. Sniper, From the Post, The Region, Tom Jackman  
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Natalee Holloway Center opens

Five years have passed since Natalee Holloway became one of the nation's most publicized missing persons, vanishing on the Caribbean island of Aruba during a trip with classmates from her Alabama high school. On Tuesday, her mother was in Washington...

By Washington Post editors  | June 8, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Celebrities, Cold Cases, Crime History, Paul Duggan  
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Taken down by the tax man: A look back at Al Capone

Al Capone ordered a special heavy pocket sewn into each of his custom-made suits -- the better to cut down on wear-and-tear from his revolver. But it wasn’t the revolver that did in Capone. On a day much like today, it was the tax man who nabbed him.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | April 15, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime History, Document Room, Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Interactive timeline: The FBI's Most Wanted list

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is noting the 60th anniversary of its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Founded on March 14, 1950, the list, as stated on the FBI's Web site, was the byproduct of a 1949 International News Service...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 12, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Crime History  
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