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General News Archive - June 14, 2003

A pen and ink sealed the end of Appalachia's most infamous bloody feud instead of a shotgun and bullets.

A ranch hand shot seven people, killing one, outside a bar early Saturday, then wounded a sheriff's deputy and led other officers on a 100 mph chase toward the Montana-Idaho border before being captured, police said.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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