Political assassinations

Martin Luther King III, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, join in a march commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, while in Memphis supporting striking sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 04, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago. At events ranging from a jubilant concert to a solemn wreath-...
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Former Attorney General Eric Holder, second from right, poses for pictures before speaking at the Peabody Hotel Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Holder's speech is part of the University of Memphis Law Symposium in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 02, 2018 - 7:56 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, "the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us," former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, an unnamed gunman shouts after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has issued arrest warrants for a U.S.-based Muslim cleric and seven other people for their alleged involvement in the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. Turkish authorities have alleged that Karlov’s killer had links to cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is also wanted in Turkey for allegedly masterminding a failed July 2016 coup. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
April 02, 2018 - 10:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has issued arrest warrants for a U.S.-based Muslim cleric and seven other people for their alleged involvement in the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, the country's state-run news agency reported Monday. An off-duty police officer fatally shot...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between Britain and Russia, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. Britain said Wednesday it would expel 23 Russian diplomats and sever high-level bilateral contacts after Russia ignored a deadline to explain how a Soviet-developed nerve agent was used against ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 10:15 p.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling the assassination attempt against a former Russian agent in southern England part of "an alarming increase" in the use of chemical weapons — and says...
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March 07, 2018 - 8:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at a United Nations-backed tribunal have rejected a request for acquittal by one of four suspects on trial in absentia for their alleged roles in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. In a lengthy decision issued Wednesday at the...
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Former Kenyan vice president Kalonzo Musyoka, second left, stands outside his home to address journalists, in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Musyoka said Wednesday gunshots were fired at his home and a grenade detonated in what he described as “an assassination attempt.” (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 31, 2018 - 10:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday that gunshots and a grenade were fired at his home in what he called "an assassination attempt," as a government shutdown of the top three TV stations continued the day after the mock inauguration of opposition leader...
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Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, one wearing a mask, attend a mock "swearing-in" ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Odinga was sworn-in as "the people's president" during a mock "inauguration", in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term following the divisive 2017 election, and despite the government's warning that the event would be considered treason. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
January 31, 2018 - 9:54 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the mock inauguration of Kenya's opposition leader (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The lawyer for the man in judicial dress who stood by Kenya's opposition leader during a mock inauguration says he has been arrested. Peter Kaluma says opposition legislator and...
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Kosovo police officers put a yellow police tape at the location where Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was assassinated, at the entrance of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Ivanovic was shot and killed Tuesday morning, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 16, 2018 - 3:46 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 8:15 p.m. NATO has condemned the assassination of a leading Serb politician in Kosovo and called on Serbia and Kosovo to return to EU-mediated negotiations in Brussels. NATO spokeswoman Oana...
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants...
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January 15, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream. Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April. Trump spent Monday's King federal holiday...
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