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‘Out for blood’: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, authorities said Monday. During a meeting with undercover FBI agents in June, Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, said he held “III% ideology” and wanted “to start the next revolution,” a reference to the “Three Percenters” patriot movement – begun in 2008, … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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‘Son of Sam’ killer was arrested 40 years ago this week

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — For a year, David Berkowitz terrorized New York. The papers called him the “.44 Caliber Killer.” In taunting notes to police and a journalist, he called himself “Mr. Monster,” the “Son of Sam.” When the police finally got him, 40 years ago Thursday, the man behind the killings was unmasked as a schlubby civil servant with a boyish face and a dopey smile. Judge Richard A. Brown recalls that when Berkowitz first walked into a Brooklyn courtroom, … Read the referenced┬ástory here: ‘Son…

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