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Sep 13, Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.


Sep 13, A man in a black trench coat opened fire at a downtown Montreal college, slaying a young woman, Anastasia De Sousa (18), a student at Dawson College, and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him. Officials soon identified the killer as Kimveer Gill (25), resident of a Montreal suburb.


Sep 13, In Puerto Rico a 14-year-old girl went on a playground rampage with a hypodermic needle, stabbing 37 classmates in the southern coastal town of Arroyo. On Dec 2 she was sentenced to two years of probation.


Sep 13, Univ. of Virginia student Hannah Graham (18) went missing. Police later identified Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. (32) as a suspect. He was returned to Virginia on Sep 27 after being found in Texas. Matthew was also linked to the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington (20). Graham’s body was found on Oct 18.


Sep 13, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government’s fight against an Ebola epidemic.

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