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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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Born in Atlanta on Janury 15, 1929; assasinated April 4, 1968 A federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of January.
Then the press find out about the illegal bank and the money-laundering scheme and High John's and Dolores's names are tarnished; finally one night during a boxing match High John is assasinated by an unknown gunman and vitriol is thrown in Dolores's face.
Shortly after he was assasinated on a podium in New York City on 13 Oct 1992, Kamau Brathwaite deciphered and read a document recently come into his possession purporting to be a hitherto unknown letter of Columbus, the authenticity of which will probably never be agreed on among the scholars of the Admiral.(1)
Others were assasinated on returning to their homes.
Their village in Guerro state was the scene of bloody reprisals during the "secret war" of the 1970s when thousands of peasants, leftists and radicals were assasinated or simply disappeared.
17 Martin Luther King Jr.--Famed civil rights leader assasinated April 4, 1968, during an organized compaign by garbage workers in Memphis.
The response from the military was so vehement, in fact, that Hackworth feared he might be assasinated. Army brass launched an investigation into his performance as a commander, but before it got very far, Hackworth, knowing they'd find many prosecutable offenses, managed to sneak out of Vietnam and return to the United States.
Halili was born on February 8, 1946, he was assasinated last July 2.
Later, on 27 December, 2007 she was assasinated at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi by terrorists.
SENIOR TURKMEN LEADER ASSASINATED: An Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) executive committee member, ME-nir Kafili, was murdered in an armed attack carried out by a person or persons unknown in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Express Tribune quoted Malik as saying that the government had communicated court orders to the Interpol, which would then issue Red Warrants for Musharraf's arrest.enazir Bhutto was assasinated on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
These PLO communists, clustered around the luminary Abu Jihad (Khalil al-Wazir, later to be assasinated by the Israelis), trained in and maintained political and cultural ties with what was then North Vietnam.