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"He sounded like someone you could drink a beer with — except for the fact that he believes people should be exterminated."
AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm.
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"I got to live out the fantasy, best-case scenario for those who want revenge on those who have fooled them," Kirn said. "I got to see the person who had played me for a fool led into a courtroom in an orange jumpsuit in manacles and handcuffs. ... Being able to witness this was a kind of closure that we don't often get in life, and I had to write about it, because for all of us who've ever been duped and not gotten to see the person who treated you poorly get marched off to life in prison, it's a very good feeling."
Journalists peddle fact but profit most from revealing the lies of others, best of all from the lies told to their faces. One Saturday panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books was called "Truth Will Out" and featured several authors who had unearthed hidden lives and lethal secrets.
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+Matt Pearce I've seen several treatments of the Clark Rockefeller story, which I found fascinating, and have many unanswered questions about his wife as well. Blood Will Out sounds like a must read for me, and the other two books look good as well.
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If you've ever wanted to read a 20,000-word story about Edward Snowden , you'll get your chance pretty soon.
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We figured out where the suspected Fort Hood shooter lived, and when one of our reporters arrived, the cops pulled their guns and cuffed him.
KILLEEN, Texas - At least three people were still in critical condition Wednesday evening after a troubled Iraq war veteran's shooting spree at Ft. Hood ended with 16 people wounded and four dead, including the shooter, officials said.
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At least three people were killed and a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition after shootings at two Jewish community facilities in the Kansas City area on Sunday, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
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Here's what it was like to be inside Franklin Regional High School this morning when a stabbing rampage by a student left at least 20 people injured.
At first, the other students thought a fight had broken out.
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If only New York had a large, disciplined group of government employees whose job it was to prevent giant fights.
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  • The Los Angeles Times
    National reporter, 2012 - present
  • The New Inquiry
    Featured writer, 2011 - 2012
  • The Pitch
    Contributing writer, 2011 - 2012
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National reporter for the Los Angeles Times
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Rampaging journalist, wayfaring Missourian.
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