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Conspiracy Theories About MLK's Death Continue, But Investigators Say Case Is Closed

Authorities have investigated the death of Martin Luther King Jr. five times since his murder in April 1968. Congress, district attorneys and the Justice Department have all concluded that James Earl Ray shot King as he stood on a motel balcony in Memphis, but conspiracy theories about who was responsible for his death continue to flourish.

Ahead Of Iraq's Elections, Muqtada Al-Sadr Reinvents Himself — Again

<img src=’’ alt=’Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr addresses his supporters during a demonstration in Baghdad in 2017. He is now aligning himself with Communists ahead of Iraq’s May election.’/>

The Shiite cleric venerated by millions has reached out to Saudi Arabia, distanced himself from Iran and is effectively burning down his own political movement by aligning with Communists.

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