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Black man forced into a coffin by white South African farmers who threatened to burn him alive breaks down in tears as captors are jailed for 19 and 16 years for attempted murder
Two white farmers, who forced a terrified black man they caught on their land into a coffin and threatened to throw in a snake and burn him alive, were sent to prison today for attempted murder.
Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson were also sentenced for kidnapping, assault with GBH and intimidation in a trial that highlighted the deep racial divisions in South Africa.
The pair were sentenced to a combined 35 years after a court (click on the image to read the full article).
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JFK Files: J. Edgar Hoover Said Public Must Believe Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone
“There is nothing further on the Oswald case except that he is dead.”
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dictated that line in a memo he issued on Nov. 24, 1963, the day Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald as the gunman was being transported to the Dallas County Jail after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The memo is one of at least 52 records never previously made public that were included in the release Thursday of about 2,800 unredacted government documents related to Kennedy’s murder in (click on the image to read the full article).
Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths
Arecibo, Puerto Rico (CNN)You won’t hear about her death from officials investigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but you should know her name and her story.
She was Isabel Rivera González.
Rivera was 80. She loved to dance, and was known in this hilly enclave of Puerto Rico for her Saturday-night merengue moves. In family photos displayed at her funeral last week, she was shown (click on the image to read the full article).