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8 arrested in slaying of Russian councilman

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MOSCOW (AP) — Zooming around in a Rolls Royce and boasting of ties to Chechnya's strongman ruler, Mikhail Pakhomov didn't live the life of the average provincial Russian lawmaker. He didn't die the death of one either. Pakhomov, 37, a councilman from the industrial city of Lipetsk, 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Moscow, was found beaten to a pulp at the bottom of a barrel of cement...