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Sinn Fein leader arrested over 1972 IRA killing

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DUBLIN — Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams, the warlord-turned-peacemaker of the Northern Ireland conflict, was being interrogated over the grisly slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades. Adams was arrested on suspicion of ordering the killing of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 in his Catholic west Belfast power base in 1972. That was the deadliest year in four decades of bloodshed, when the outlawed Irish Republican Army was ...


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