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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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Benton also used early wire reports of the Kennedy assasination as an example of how sometimes breaking news and blog postings are one in the same.
Although this is a family history, it deals primarily with Claus, for it was he who played a key role in the anti-Nazi resistance movement and ultimately dared to attempt an assasination of the Fuhrer.
Perhaps some of the whippersnappers who indulge in this character assasination aren't old enough to remember Gary Player.
Meanwhile, it is possible that John Paul II may be declared a martyr, according to The Tablet (U.K.), because of the gunshot wound he suffered in a foiled assasination attempt in 1981 and in light of his long-term struggle with Parkinson's disease.
The assasination came two days after the end of Lebanon's month-long general elections during which the anti-Syria coalition won a majority of parliament seats.
The broadcast was 80 seconds late due to the preceding news bulletin reporting the assasination of President John F Kennedy, and a widespread power failure prevented many viewers from hearing the theme tune, but that didn't stop it from becoming it the longest-running sci-fi series in the world.
His first two short films, Introduction to the End of an Argument (1992) and Homage By Assasination (1993), won widespread recognition and numerous awards.
Will Jack sacrifice himself for his blubbering daughter; can Senator David Palmer survive another assasination attempt?
The biggest blame for this character assasination is laid at Lord Macaulay's door.
After Rabin's assasination, Shimon Peres and the Labor establishment failed to expose the extent to which mainstream leaders and institutions lent tacit or overt support to violent zealots.
THE ROMANOVS 1818-1959 by John Van der Kiste (Sutton, 19.99 [pounds sterling] hb) Due to recent events, most people are familiar with the stories of the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife Alexandra but little is known about his father and grandfather who set in train the events that would lead to Nicholas' assasination. This tells their story as well as that of Catherine, the illegitimate daughter of Czar Alexander II, who lived in England for 27 years until her death in 1959.