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Hundreds Gather To Pay Tribute To Online Prodigy Aaron Swartz

Hundreds of friends and supporters of Aaron Swartz are gathered in New York City to pay tribute to the free-information activist and online prodigy who killed himself last week.

01/19/2013

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Family Blames Prosecutors For Reddit Co-Founder’s Suicide

The family of a co-founder of Reddit has blamed prosecutors for allegedly driving him to suicide, weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles.

01/13/2013

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Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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Reports: Madoff’s Accountant’s Son Commits Suicide In Ohio

The son of Bernie Madoff’s accountant committed suicide earlier this week in Ohio, according to published reports.

11/17/2012

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Friends Say Staten Island Teen Who Jumped In Front Of Train Was Bullied

“Right now we have a grieving school community and that’s our priority,” Tottenville High School Principal John Tuminaro said. “Students witnessed this, we had a number of staff members at the train station who witnessed this, so this is a school tragedy.”

10/25/2012

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jerry Sandusky Victim Speaks Out Publicly For First Time, Says He Contemplated Suicide

The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison said he contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute the former Penn State assistant football coach.

10/19/2012

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New Safety Feature Installed In NYU’s Bobst Library

The university installed a gold-colored aluminum lining on balconies and stairwells, in reaction to three suicides since 2003. The students all jumped to their deaths in the library’s atrium.

08/21/2012

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Teen Brothers Collide In Fatal Stamford Dirt Bike Crash

Police said 14-year-old Kevin Bella was in cardiac arrest when first responders found him lying in a field. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

08/16/2012

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Gunman Kills Himself On UConn Avery Point Campus

A gunman who forced authorities to close the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus committed suicide Tuesday morning after spending the night in a standoff with police.

07/24/2012

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Community Leaders Call For Justice Ahead Of First Court Martial In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.

07/23/2012

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NYPD To Probe Bullying Link To Suicide Of 12-Year-Old East Harlem Boy

The family of Joel Morales said the boy hanged himself Tuesday night because he had been intensely picked on by other students.

06/01/2012

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Did Bullying Drive 12-Year-Old East Harlem Boy To Commit Suicide?

Joel Morales was found dead by his mother inside their apartment at the Jefferson Houses at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy hanged himself in the bathroom. For those who knew and loved the child, it’s all too hard to believe.

05/31/2012

Dharun Ravi cries in court as his mother delivers her statement on May 21, 2012. (credit: Pool/CBS 2)

N.J. Judge Receives More Than 100 Letters From Bias-Crime Victims Supporting Dharun Ravi

The former Rutgers student convicted in the webcam spying case is getting support from some bias-crime victims. A New Jersey judge has received more than 100 letters supporting Dharun Ravi, many of which have come from victims of bias incidents.

05/27/2012

Dharun Ravi in court on Friday, March 16, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi To Receive Sentence On Monday In Rutgers’ Webcam Spy Trial

Sentencing day is tomorrow for the former Rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate. Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison.

05/20/2012

FILE - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Mary arrive to funeral services for U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help August 29, 2009 in Boston. (credit: Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)

Mary Richardson Kennedy Remembered At Funeral Three Days After Apparent Suicide

Mourners gathered on Saturday at a modest stone church north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

05/19/2012

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