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University of Texas Observes 50th Anniversary of Tower Shooting

It was hot in Austin Monday and the sky was blue, just as it had been on that Monday 50 years ago when people started dropping to the ground. On August 1, 1966, it took people a while to realize that someone was shooting at them from 70 meters up, on the observation deck of the tower that was the emblematic structure on their campus. The first mass shooting at an American school Mass shootings have become a sad feature of life in the United States, but 50 years ago there had been very...

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