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April and violence in America

POSTED: 12:49 PM PDT Apr 16, 2013    UPDATED: 08:02 AM PDT Apr 14, 2014 

Each April, Americans pause to remember several violent tragedies that have happened on U.S. soil. In light of the shootings at two Jewish facilities outside Kansas City on Sunday, look back at the other attacks that have occurred around the same time.

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The violent acts in mid-April stick out, but the beginning of April also has some tragic anniversaries. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.


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