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10 Things You May Not Know About Bonnie and Clyde

Before Sunday’s world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde, explore 10 things you may not know about the outlaw couple.

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Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing

Fifty years ago this week, a bomb exploded at a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and setting off nationwide soul-searching.

The former Kreditbanken building at Norrmalstorg Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Birth of “Stockholm Syndrome,” 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago, a six-day hostage drama inside a Swedish bank christened the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Fugitive Ronnie Biggs, one of the masterminds of the Great Train Robbery, in 1994. (Credit: Getty Images)

50 Years On, Looking Back at the Great Train Robbery

On August 8, 1963, 15 thieves pulled off one of the most famous heists of all time, robbing the U.K.’s Royal Mail train and making off with the equivalent of $69 million.

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CSI Boston: DNA Provides New Clues in Strangler Case, 50 Years Later

Investigators have conclusively linked Albert DeSalvo to the murder of a 19-year-old woman in 1964.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz

On the 50th anniversary of the closing of America’s most infamous prison, explore 10 surprising facts about Alcatraz.

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Waco, 20 Years Later: Where Are They Now?

Find out what happened to the key players in the siege of the Branch Davidian cult compound on February 28, 1993.

Diamond Heists

5 Giant Diamond Heists

As police investigate Monday’s diamond theft in Brussels, find out about five other major jewel heists of recent years.

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Burglar Nabs Gold Rush-Era Treasure from California Museum

A burglar who struck the Oakland Museum this week is the latest thief to target artifacts relating to California’s historic Gold Rush.

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Family Tradition: Did Lizzie Borden’s Ancestor Kill His Mother Too?

Some 219 years before she was accused of killing her parents, Lizzie Borden’s ancestor Thomas Cornell hanged for his mother’s murder.

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Butch Cassidy Gun With Secret Code Hidden in Grip Sells for $175,000

A gun owned by train and bank robber Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, has fetched $175,000 at auction.

Lizzie Borden

9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden

Explore nine fascinating facts about Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have taken an ax and given her parents lethal whacks in August 1892.

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Guns Found on Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for Sale

Nearly 80 years after the bloody shootout that killed the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, their handguns are being put up for auction.