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Monday, February 19, 2018

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People across the world have been paying tribute after more than 130 people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris. Public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris and massive vigils are being held around the world in support and dismay.People posted the poignant image of the Eiffel Tower — the beacon of the city of light — going to black in memory of the dead. They also offered montages of the hues of the Tricolor, the French flag, on to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and One World Trade Center in New York.

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The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin took place on 4 November 1995 at 21:30, at the end of a rally in support of the Oslo Accords at the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv. The assassin, an Israeli ultranationalist named Yigal Amir, strenuously opposed Rabin's peace initiative and particularly the signing of the Oslo Accords.

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The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process. Rabin, despite his extensive service in the Israeli military, was disparaged personally by right-wing conservatives and Likud leaders who perceived the Oslo peace process as an attempt to forfeit the occupied territories.

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Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican and Latin American holiday in which the living commemorate the memories of their dead ancestors. Although occurring at the same time of year as Halloween and sharing a common imagery of death – Dia de los Muertos decorations and foods prominently feature skull and skeleton motifs.

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This holiday does not consider the dead to be morbid or frightening; rather, they are objects of affection and even humor. Families visit the graves of loved ones, share meals, and build altars in their homes to their memory.

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Hundreds of students, faculty and community members gathered in Roseburg's Stewart Park Thursday night for a candlelight vigil after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in the rural Oregon town, killing nine and injuring seven more.

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Chants of "I am UCC" and "We are UCC" rippled through the crowd as Walker Adams watched volunteers arrange candles in the shape of UCC in front of him at the park. Wednesday was his first day of school, he tells PEOPLE. He was scheduled to have classes on Thursday, but they were canceled following the shooting.

 

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Dr. Oliver Wolf Sacks

July 9, 1933 – August 30 2015

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Oliver Sacks was a British neurologist and author who spent his professional life in the United States. He was widely known for writing best-selling case histories about his patients' disorders. Some of his books have been adapted for film and stage. After studying at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he received his medical degrees in 1960, he moved to the U.S. and completed his residency in neurology at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco.