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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Ariel Castro

Dec 3, 2013 — Two independent corrections consultants found Ariel Castro's suicide was "not surprising and perhaps inevitable."
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Oct 23, 2013 — Also: Shakespeare manuscripts going digital; authors protest standardized testing; and "The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors."
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Sep 4, 2013 — The man who tortured three young women for about a decade inside his Cleveland home apparently took his own life Tuesday in an Ohio prison. As Americans wake up to that news, many are expressing their outrage over his crimes and the way he reportedly chose to leave this world.
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Sep 4, 2013 — Corrections officials in Ohio say Castro is believed to have committed suicide in his cell Tuesday night. He was serving a life sentence for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for more than 10 years.
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Aug 7, 2013 — Michelle Knight, one of the three women for whom Ariel Castro's house became a prison for nearly a decade, was on hand for its demolition Wednesday.
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Aug 7, 2013 — The house on Seymour Avenue where three women were held captive and raped for about a decade will be demolished this morning. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed May 6.
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Aug 1, 2013 — Ariel Castro repeatedly raped three women he held captive in his house for more than a decade. He's been sentenced to life without parole on 937 counts, including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.
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Jul 26, 2013 — The deal means there won't be a trial — or a possible death sentence. Three young women and the child Ariel Castro fathered with one of them were held captive in his home for about a decade.
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Jul 17, 2013 — After a British newspaper wrote that the man who helped rescue three young women from captivity is now having trouble getting by, he told other news outlets that such tales aren't true.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight appear separately in the three-minute, 30-second video in which they thank the community and talk about moving forward with their lives.
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