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Topic - John Hinckley, Jr.
Who is J.D. Salinger, the man behind Holden Caulfield? An angry, narcissistic recluse? A shell-shocked combat veteran who could never chase the smell of burning flesh from his consciousness? A serial exploiter of women? An unwitting prophet of death?
"Freaky Friday," "Taxi Driver" and "The Accused" are just some of the top films starring this Oscar-winning American actress Jodie Foster who celebrates her 50th birthday this week.
As the immediate trauma fades after the shooting during a Colorado midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," studios and movie lovers are processing the economic and artistic consequences of that evening's tragic events.
A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan _ a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation.
"If indeed this story is true, it's a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase. ... Any individual, including a President of the United States, should feel confident that once they enter into the care of a medical system their privacy and rights are held inviolable." So says John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, regarding the public auction of a glass vial that contained Ronald Reagan's blood.
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The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago secretly perused books about Reagan and presidential assassinations this year on unsupervised trips outside of the D.C. psychiatric hospital where he now resides.
Government attorneys say a proposal to let the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan leave a mental hospital on weeks-long visits to his mother's home and ultimately live there is "premature and ill conceived."
The suspect in the Tucson rampage that killed six people and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded with a bullet to the brain will spend up to four months in psychiatric treatment, but a surviving victim said as far as he's concerned the man could stay there the rest of his life.
The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago is being granted additional time away from the Washington psychiatric hospital where he lives.
House Republicans want the IRS to investigate whether AARP's lucrative insurance business violates its status as a tax-exempt organization.
On March 30, 1981, outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, John Hinckley Jr., described by a presidential assistant as "a kid from a good family in Colorado who just happened to be crazy," opened fire with a small handgun, wounding the president of the United States, his press secretary, a Secret Service agent and a D.C. police officer.
A Secret Service audiotape 30 years old sheds light on the chaotic aftermath of Ronald Reagan's shooting when neither the president nor his guardians realized he'd been shot, and an agent's snap decision to get him to a hospital might have saved his life.