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1 | Northern Ireland For Omagh, a Kind of Closure Nearly 11 years after a massive bomb ripped through the market town of Omagh in Northern Ireland, killing 29 people, relatives of the victims have finally received some justice. On June 8, a high court in Belfast awarded $2.6 million in damages to the six families who filed a civil suit--a hefty payout by British standards and a major legal victory. Earlier criminal cases against four members of an IRA splinter group accused of the bombing had ended with only one conviction (which was later overturned). Under the looser standards of...

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