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United States

8 February 2008

Los Angeles Times

KIRKWOOD, Missouri — By nightfall today, the steps in front of City Hall in this quaint St. Louis suburb were buried several bouquets deep in flowers left by mourners still shaken from the shooting rampage that left six people dead, including the gunman. Only 24 hours earlier, Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, 52, walked into a City Council meeting and opened fire, making good on his grudge against the government of this middle-class town. Now the flag outside the... (

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