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Thousands Rally, Distraught Over Russian Shopping Mall Fire

Distraught and angry, thousands of Russians took to the main square of a Siberian city Tuesday to confront local officials whom they blamed for a shopping mall fire that killed at least 64 people, most of them children. President Vladimir Putin, who also visited the city, blamed the deaths on “a criminal negligence, sloppiness,” as he laid flowers in tribute to the victims. He did not address the rally, which went on for at least six hours. The blaze engulfed the Winter Cherry mall in...

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