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How Terrorism Works

Long before Sept. 11, governments, guerrillas, freedom fighters and insurgents were hijacking planes, plotting to blow up the British parliament and generally sowing fear to achieve an objective. So why is defining terrorism so hard?

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  • 10 Big Questions in the U.S. Gun Control Debate

    10 Big Questions in the U.S. Gun Control Debate

    Several recent high-profile mass killings in the U.S. have stepped up the very heated gun control debate. With so many studies and arguments out there, we inject some impartial facts in the gun control debate. See more »

  • 10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

    10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

    Sometimes the search for a fugitive can occupy a city. Other times, the hunt is fierce enough to dominate a nation, or even several countries. Which criminals can claim they spurred some of the craziest manhunts ever? See more »

  • 10 Completely Archaic Laws Still on the Books

    10 Completely Archaic Laws Still on the Books

    Dive into the darkest corners of the world’s aging legislation and you’ll find statutes that will puzzle even the most lawful citizen. Case in point: prohibiting pretzels with beer. See more »

  • 10 Largest Diamond Heists

    10 Largest Diamond Heists

    A diamond heist is no mere robbery. It's a feat of patience and engineering that yields enormous payouts. So what are the 10 largest heists? See more »

  • 10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

    10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

    Most people sentenced to death in the U.S. get at least one stay of execution. In one case, the stay came a minute too late because of a misdialed phone number. Here are 10 of the most unusual cases. See more »

  • 10 Notable Copycat Killers

    10 Notable Copycat Killers

    The media saturates us with stories of violence, but most people leave them on the page or screen. So what made these copycat killers act out? See more »

  • 10 Places You’re Probably Being Watched Every Day

    10 Places You’re Probably Being Watched Every Day

    In the park. On the bus. At the mall. At your job. Is there any place you can go and not be watched? After reading this article, you may agree the answer is "no." See more »

  • 10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

    10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

    Masked crime fighters aren't just the stuff of Marvel and DC comics and films. These characters may not have superpowers, but they feel the call to keep citizens safe and serve their communities. See more »

  • 10 Terribly Bungled Crimes

    10 Terribly Bungled Crimes

    Every once in a while, we read about an amazing heist that required skill, cunning and thought. But for every one of those, there are those that fail horribly. See more »

  • 10 Uses of the Insanity Defense

    10 Uses of the Insanity Defense

    Societies have used some form of the insanity defense throughout history to protect people who have a mental illness. But it’s not always easy to convince a jury that someone didn’t know right from wrong. Here are 10 of the world’s most notable insanity defenses. See more »

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