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This is BBC World News Today with me, Karin Giannone.

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A 27-year battle for justice ends with a jury

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deciding that the victims of the Briatin's worst sporting

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96 Liverpool football fans died in a crush

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at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final in 1989.

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Oh come, O come, with hope in your heart...

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At last the families who fought to uncover the truth know

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what really happened and that their loved ones

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It's another Super Tuesday, with five states going to the polls.

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Voters could boost Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's campaigns

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A Dutch dentist who mutilated the mouths of more than 100

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It's taken 27 long years, but a jury here in Britain concluded today

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that the 96 Liverpool football fans, who died in the Hillsborough stadium

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disaster in 1989, were unlawfully killed.

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The jury in the longest-running inquest in British history also

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decided that the police officer in charge was responsible

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for manslaughter by gross negligence and that the fans themselves,

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who were crushed on the terraces, were not to blame.

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Families of the victims say the conclusion vindicates

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Let's go live to Warrington now to Ben Brown.

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Hello from Warrington. It has been an extraordinary day here, where

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legal history has been made. Because the jury of six women and three men

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decided that the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough stadium

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back in 1989 were unlawfully killed. When that conclusion was read out in

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court hearing Warrington, there were cheers from family members. There

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was applause as well from them. They hugged each other and there were

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cries of alleluia. The jury blamed police preparations before the game

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for the disaster and they blamed police and ambulance services for

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the emergency response after the disaster as well. The jury decided

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that the Liverpool fans who were at Hillsborough, the lettings Lane end

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of the ground, were in no way to blame for the crash at that end

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which led to the death of 96 fans. The youngest was aged ten and the

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eldest, 67. Judith Moritz was in court to hear the jury's decisions.

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Basing it on the Kop and today they sang it in court. -- they sing it.

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Mothers in tears and weeping. Justice! This is what the decisions

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mean to the families. Now do they believe us? Unlawful. They have been

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haunted by Hillsborough for 27 years. We have been knocked back

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that many times. It is just, I do not know. I am overwhelmed. They

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still feel the pain of April 19 89. COMMENTATOR On a clear sunny day in

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Hillsborough the stage is set for a rerun of the classic last year. We

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were excited about the game and a couple of hours later, both my

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children were dead. Horrible scenes. I have no way of knowing how many

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casualties we have but they are considerable. We saw faces against

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the fence and people saying to you, Bruce, can you help us, they are

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killing us. We have people being carried away on stretchers. I

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remember saying over and over again, please breathe. I cannot stress

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enough the serious nature of what has happened today. Unfortunately we

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have witnessed a tragedy. James Gary Aspinall. Paul William Carlisle. 96

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lives ended and countless more were shattered. From one day of disaster

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came years of grief, trauma and anger. They called for justice. Now

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they have been heard. The families have always felt the match commander

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David Duckenfield failed to keep the fans saved and now the jury agreed,

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saying his mistakes were so serious that supporters were unlawfully

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killed. Outside the ground, thousands of fans gathered. The jury

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decided the police lost control. David Duckenfield ordered a large

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gate to be opened to let them in and the jury said commanding officers

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should have closed the tunnel to the terraces and because they didn't,

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people were crushed to death. Chief Superintendant Duckenfield later

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lied and said the fans forced the gate. It was more than one quarter

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of a century before he admitted his mistakes before these inquests.

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David Duckenfield sat in the witness box next to the families bereaved by

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Hillsborough. The man paid to protect the fans and who chose

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instead to blame them. For the first time he admitted his lie and

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apologise for his mistakes will stop some relatives sobbed. Finding it

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too much to bear after so many years. My name is Charlotte Hennessy

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and I lost my dad Jimmy in the disaster. Charlotte was six when she

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lost her father at Hillsborough. No parent herself, after the apology

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she recorded her reaction on a video diary for the BBC. I can

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categorically say now that I do not accept your apology, David

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Duckenfield. I do not accept it will stop you live a life or 26 years.

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That is beyond cruel. One grieving father waited outside court that day

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to seize the chance to confront the commander himself. Today he said he

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had achieved justice for his son. I went with him that day and I took my

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mobile and this may sound daft but I sat on the stone next to him and I

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played you will never walk alone to him. Today some families call for

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the resignation of the current Chief Constable of South Yorkshire and.

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The force failed the victims and failed their families. Today, as I

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have said before, I would like to apologise unreservedly to the

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families and those affected. The jury said lives were lost because

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the ambulance service did not declare a major incident. Today the

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service apologise. Tony Edwards was one of the only medics to make it

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onto the pitch without back-up support. If it had been dealt with

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properly I would not have been alone, there would have been other

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ambulance crews there, we could've stayed on the pitch and it could

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have been completely different and we have said that for years and now

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we are looking at properly. There was a vindication for survivors and

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fans who the jury say played no part in causing the disaster. They died

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around us and sadly some of them beneath us. We carried them on the

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pitch, we were there with them in their final moments. We were

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predominantly trying to save their lives. 96 men, women and children as

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young as ten lost their lives. The coroner told their families they

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could have done no more. Before today, Justice for the 96 was a

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battle cry and now it is being sung in victory.

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That campaign for justice for the 96 has been a very long one. 27 years

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is how long the families of the dead have waited for the findings they

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got today at Warrington coroner 's court. Very different from the

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original inquests back in 1991 when the verdict was accidental death.

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Today the decision of the jury was unlawful killing and they found the

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mistakes in judgment made by the police commander, the match

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commander, Chief superintendent David duck and field on the day

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amounted to gross negligence. The South Yorkshire 's fourth admitted

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their policing today, on that day on April 15, 1989 had gone

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catastrophically wrong. Lucy Manning reports.

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Like today's fans they were going to a game and then home but too many

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Liverpool supporters did not make it. Let down by the police who

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should have protected them. The emergency services could have saved

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them and the ground was supposed to be safe. By opening that date, they

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were... Tony was a steward inside the ground and this is his first

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interview about what happened at Hillsborough. What did you make of

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police behaviour on the day? They were disorganised. Nobody knew who

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was in charge to start with. I saw police stood there talking about

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people laid on the floor. I saw police not do nothing. The failures

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started early on outside. Not enough turnstiles and police officers were

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here. Radios were not working and inexperienced match commander and a

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ground without a valid safety certificate. As the fans started to

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be crushed outside the ground, the disastrous fateful decision was

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taken to open the gate. That situation got out of hand early

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doors. A responsible police officer would have looked at it, assessed

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the situation and done something about it prior to the build-up.

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William Crawford was a police sergeant working by the lettings

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Lane end. All it needed was someone to pass me a message and say, we are

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going to open the gate, close the tunnel. We were overwhelmed that

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day. Despite a clear view from the police control box, senior officers

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did little. The commander called for police dogs for ambulances. The jury

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found not only did the police caused the tragedy but then they did not do

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enough to save fans. I really felt mad. Because I had actually seen

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police pushing people back into the crowd. And I told police I have seen

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this and saw them hitting them with truncheons as they were climbing.

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They said, it was a mistake and I must have been seeing things. That

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had eaten me up for a long time. Some police did help. Doug Earlswood

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one year out of training when he tried to rescue fans and others

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failed them. How do you feel senior officers behaved? I did see two at

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the fence. But they had just frozen. And I shouted, I do not remember...

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Some police stood still, lined across the police -- pitch to stop

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any violence. But fans were not fighting. They were dying. I thought

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we were very light on manpower at this end. More than 200 April raised

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concerns afterwards and found their account had been changed. -- people.

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I had been assured that paragraph had been deleted and it was removed

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because there was criticism. But serious criticism from the jury and

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also South Yorkshire and is the. 'S errors cost lives. Only three

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ambulances made it onto the pitch, one, one hour after the disaster and

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most queued up outside. Peter Wells was one of the volunteers with the

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St John's ambulance. What about South Yorkshire ambulance and their

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staff? They were there but I never saw them on the ground. When I got

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to the fence it was so obvious people were in trouble. I think

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anybody trained or otherwise, anybody who saw it would have seen

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instantly they were in trouble and needed treatment. As Peter on the

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left was pictured running down the pitch to save people, professional

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ambulance staff failed to immediately declare a major

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incident. This was a ground, the jury decided, that even before the

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game just was not safe. Sheffield Wednesday said football grounds have

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now changed. Rod Smith was part of the safety investigation team after

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the disaster. Within half an hour of walking around the ground, I saw so

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many obvious deficiencies that did not need rules to tell you it was

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deficient, because common sense would have told you, that is

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dangerous, that needs to be, something needs to be done about

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that. Those there that day who did help, it stays with them. There were

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two guys at the front and I was convinced they had died. Their eyes

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rolled up into their heads and I thought they had gone. It was not

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until I went to Warrington afterwards I found out they both

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survive. You only found out at the inquest? I went 25 years without

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knowing. A lot of people are injured and some are very concerned for

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their friends. Tony Romo as those they help, more than one dozen and

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those he could not save. -- remembers those. I picked him up and

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carried him in my arms. I was pinching his ear and talking to him

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and telling him I hope someone is waiting for him up in heaven. I

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never found out where they were. It was so upsetting to know, because

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most of the people, I know their names. The inquest at Warrington

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coroner 's Court lasted for two years, the longest legal proceedings

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in British legal history. As well as the inquest there are two separate

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criminal investigations now into the Hillsborough disaster. After the

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decision by the jury the 96 fans were unlawfully killed very and

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expectation now there will be criminal charges. -- killed

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unlawfully and there is an expectation now.

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It's another "Super Tuesday" of voting in the United States.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to increase

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their respective leads in the Democratic and Republican

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races for the presidential nominations in the latest

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Voting is taking place in five north-eastern states,

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Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut

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Polls close in just under six hours time, with results

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Let's go to a polling station in Maryland.

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Laura Bicker is at Westland middle school in Bethesda.

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All north-eastern states. First, the Democratic race, how soon might this

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all be sewn up? In the next 24 hours for Hillary Clinton she will hope

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that it will certainly be clear that she will be on a path to the

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nomination. Bernie Sanders, his language in the last few days has

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changed ever so slightly. He said at the start he was going to take this

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all the way to the Democratic convention floor in July. The other

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day he said, we will take it to the all the primaries at the end of

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June. He talked about the effect he has had on Hillary Clinton's

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campaign. For example, in the last two Daisy has brought in a new

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campaign advert, similar to Bernie Sanders, it has music and talks

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about her with love and kindness. It sees in a more human light, hugging

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and talking to voters. That is the kind of image she is trying to

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project. And as she goes up against the Republican Dominik Kohr whoever

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that is, that is what she will try and get across. -- Republican

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nominee, whoever that is. Hillary Clinton can come across as quite

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unpopular. Certainly among Bernie Sanders voters. They will say, maybe

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we will not vote rather than vote for Hillary Clinton. She could have

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a battle ahead even if she gets the nomination in the next 24 hours. And

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Mr Trump's path remains a little more uncertain for the Republicans.

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We are still watching and waiting. We have pens and paper 's and it is

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like sitting a maths exam. That is what it comes down to. Donald Trump

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needs 1237 delegates in his pocket. He is getting closer to the finish

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but it is not clear he will get there. In the next 24 hours he might

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edge a little closer. That is because polling suggests he is way

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ahead in all five states. But as we have seen, Ted Cruz, John Basic,

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they are trying to pull resources and look at states where they might

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persuade voters who may go one way or the other to vote for the

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candidate who has the most chance of winning. Will it work? It plays into

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the narrative of Donald Trump. He said the contest, the Republican

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contest is rigged. And by colluding together, in his words, certainly it

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looks like it plays into his hands. We will have to watch and see how

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any delegates he gets and how much closer it gets into the magic

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number. Laura, thank you very much, in Melligan. -- Maryland. We will

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bring it all together for you live from Washington and then we will

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have the results on our bulletins from midnight tonight.

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30 years ago today, a disaster was unfolding on the western edge

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A meltdown at the Chernobyl reactor in what is now Ukraine,

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blew off its roof and sent a cloud of radioactive

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About 30 people died in the initial accident,

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but the United Nations estimates that thousands could ultimately be

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Chernobyl isn't just a historic event for Ukraine.

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The disaster for which the president led tributes today still affects

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And it has shaped government policy and our opinions of nuclear safety.

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Anger is growing in the West over the way the Russians

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The picture showed damage to the corner of only one

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building and no evidence of any continuing fire.

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The Soviet authorities' attempt to cover up

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the leakage of radioactive material ultimately failed.

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And probably sped up the downfall of the Soviet Union.

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Andrei, a worker at Chernobyl, heard the explosions.

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But he only knew it was something serious when he saw

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You could see the bright light in the place where

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And I realised it was the glowing core of the reactor.

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Then I think I fully realised that it was not an accident,

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Even now the city next to the plant, built for the workers

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and their families, is an eerie reminder.

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And toys and shoes at the nursery, left behind when a whole population

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You can see the beds where the children could sleep

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And then round here is the play area.

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The fact that so many things in an entire city have barely been

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touched for 30 years gives you a sense of how unique

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But 180 people, including Valentina, and her dog Dana,

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still live in Chernobyl's 30 kilometre exclusion zone.

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TRANSLATION: Our family was scattered all over Ukraine.

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But my husband and I decided that staying here was best.

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This multi-million pound international project to build

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a giant shield over the reactor, so a huge amount of radio

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material still inside can be removed, continues.

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The legacy of the Chernobyl disaster is very real 30 years on.

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Now a look at some of the day's other news...

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Mitsubishi Motors has said it has used fuel consumption tests that

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broke Japanese rules, for the past 25 years.

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The admission follows last week's revelation that it had falsified

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fuel economy data for four "minicar" models, sold only in Japan.

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It means many more models may have used fuel tests that did not comply

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The sister of the musician Prince has said that he has

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Tyka Nelson has requested that a special administrator be appointed

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to oversee his estate in order to manage the late star's

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Prince died at the age of 57 on Thursday at his estate

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A Dutchman who became known as the "horror dentist"

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in the French media has been jailed for eight years, for deliberately

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mutilating the mouths of more than 100 patients.

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Jacobus van Nierop ripped out healthy teeth and left dozens

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of patients with injuries including broken jaws, abscesses

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His victims from the small central town of Chateau-Chinon came together

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From Paris, Lucy Williamson has more.

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For years he was hiding behind a white coast. The man nicknamed the

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dentist of horror entered court for the last time, still hiding. He had

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been sent to save the teeth of villagers and instead he drugged his

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patience and mutilated them while they slept in his chair. Among these

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villagers he spread pain and injury, ripping out healthy teeth, breaking

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jaws. One woman said she lost eight teeth in a single appointment and

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was left gushing lard. Nicole led the campaign to bring him to court.

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She went in for a simple filling and left without two teeth. TRANSLATION:

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There were various different cases, including burst glands, sinuses,

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cheeks stitched the guns and dressings and dentist tools left

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inside guns. When we checked we were under anaesthetic for up to six

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hours and we were unconscious. Nicole was among those at the

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hearing to hear the verdict. Guilty of aggravated assault and fraud. The

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sentence of eight years in prison and a fine of 10,000 euros. He

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believed he was above the law, a lawless man. Now he learns French

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law exist, as he has been sentenced to eight years. We are happy because

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we thought he would get less. Prosecutors said that Jacobus van

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Nierop enjoyed causing pain but also he was financially motivated,

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claiming insurance for procedures is patients did not need. At his trial

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he said he was not interested in people and could not remember his

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patients. As one of them remarked after the verdict today, he will

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have time to think about us now. Lots more on all of those stories on

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the BBC website and I am on Twitter. From me and the rest of the team,

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thank you for being with us.

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