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Crime History: Journalist kills former congressman on Capitol steps

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On this day, Feb. 28, in 1890, Charles Kincaid, a newspaper correspondent in Washington for a Louisville, Ky., paper, fatally shot former Rep. William Taulbee on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Taulbee, 36, had resigned earlier, after Kincaid wrote about the married Kentucky congressman's affair. But Taulbee remained in Washington as a lobbyist and constantly harassed the much smaller and sickly...

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