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FBI Data Shows An Unprecedented Spike In Murders Nationwide In 2020

The number of murders in the U.S. rose nearly 30% in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to FBI statistics. It is the largest single-year increase since the record-keeping began.

In this illustration drawn from a video feed, the prosecution presents its closing argument in the federal trial against singer R. Kelly on Sept. 22 in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

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A patch containing the active ingredient fentanyl is shown by a pharmacist. The painkiller fentanyl, which can be up to 100 times stronger than heroin, is a growing cause of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the DEA. Carsten Rehder/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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The DEA Is Warning Of A Rise In Overdose Deaths From Fake Drugs Laced With Fentanyl

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FBI Data Shows An Unprecedented Spike In Murders Nationwide In 2020

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Supporters of Germany's Green Party celebrate after estimates were broadcast on television in Berlin at their electoral party on Sunday after the German general elections. David Gannon /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Smaller, Younger Parties Will Likely Determine Who Runs Germany's Next Government

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