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2013: Ariel Castro, 52, is arrested after three women missing for more than a decade are found alive in his Cleveland, Ohio, home. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were held against their will until Berry escaped with her 6-year-old daughter and contacted the police. Castro eventually pleaded guilty to 937 criminal counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder as part of a plea bargain and was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole plus 1,000 years. One month into his sentence, he committed suicide by hanging himself with bedsheets in his prison cell.
Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.
As the lava continues to flow through vegetation on the Big Island, University of Hawaii scientists and students have developed a model to track the smoke and where it goes.
President Vladimir Putin has used his end of year news conference to blame the oil price collapse and Western sanctions for Russia's financial crisis.
Here are 10 things you need to know about the Russian economy:
The Russian ruble has lost about...
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