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15 mysterious and strange political deaths

15 of the most mysterious deaths of American politicians or associates of politicians

A mob saga: The Lucchese crime family

Read about the real members of the notorious Lucchese crime family, people who inspired some of the most notable mob characters on film and TV, including Goodfellas and The Sopranos.

Dahmer home for sale, PETA suggests converting it to vegan restaurant

On its website PETA suggested that the Akron, Ohio, home of cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer, which is up for sale, could be re-purposed as a vegan restaurant. We salute anyone, especially anyone who shuns meat, who thinks they could eat a meal in that house, or even in the yard, after reading this.

13 people who may be zombies, werewolves and vampires

Some recent, and not-so-recent cases that seem to support the notion that myths — even the weird and disturbing ones — often find their origins in reality.

Greatest acts of vandalism of all time

From art to trash bins and everything in between; nothing is safe from vandals.

Slideshow: The good wives

Political wives who chose to stand by their men amidst publicized indiscretions and scandal.

James Earl Ray and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

Did James Earl Ray kill Dr. King on April 4, 1968, and was the assassination the culmination of a conspiracy to silence the leader of America’s non-violent civil rights and anti-war movement? Conspiracy theories abound.

Watch: Drunk losers swing old woman, video the abuse

Authorities in Romania are searching for the band of drunken young men in this video, who jeer with glee as one of them grabs an elderly woman by her clothes and swings her in circles as she screams in terror. The woman runs away, but at the prompting of his “droogs” the man stops flexing his muscles, runs after her, grabs her and does it again.

Men arrested for dragging leashed boy 3, and getting stoned

On Tuesday, horrified pedestrians and motorists watch as two men dragged a toddler on a makeshift leash and harness, across a busy highway and tied him to a tree. Having arrived at their destination, the two men sat down, lit a pipe and started to smoke.

Probation for manslaughter, a year for a beer, and other outrageous sentences

At its best, the justice system metes out a punishment that fits the crime. But lawmakers, judges, and parole boards are human. And sometimes human beings make mistakes. What follows are 10 such cases: 5 times the system may have gone overboard — and 5 where the sentence might not have been harsh enough…

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