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Man Sets Self on Fire in Cross-Burning 'Prank'

Why yes, it did happen in Florida

(Newser) - It's a Halloween display gone very wrong: Police in Palm Bay, Fla., say a 50-year-old man suffered second-degree burns over half of his body when he tried to set fire to a Halloween display involving a wooden cross, reports Florida Today . He didn't necessarily have sinister motives, though.... More »

Cross Burned Next to Black Family's California Home

FBI joins in on hate crime probe

(Newser) - Neighbors are reeling after a large cross was burned in a lot next to the home of a black family in a mostly white California community. The 11-foot cross was stolen from a church in Arroyo Grande near San Luis Obispo. "I was horrified," said a local minister.... More »

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