01. Police fear that terrorists may try to [assassinate] the President during his appearance at the summit.
02. Some people believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. was [assassinated] by someone other than the man who was convicted of the crime.
03. Murder and [assassination] seem to be a tragic but not uncommon part of American politics.
04. British police have uncovered an [assassination] plot against the Prime Minister.
05. John F. Kennedy was [assassinated] in Dallas, Texas.
06. Benjamin Disraeli once suggested that [assassination] has never changed the history of the world.
07. Too many of America's greatest leaders had their careers ended by an [assassin's] bullet.
08. Abraham Lincoln was the first President to be [assassinated].
09. Colombian leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was [assassinated] in 1948.
10. The Prime Minister of Ceylon was [assassinated] by a Buddhist monk in 1959.
11. In 1961, Burundi's first elected prime minister was [assassinated] after just two weeks in office.
12. The King was shot by an unknown [assassin].
13. There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the [assassination] of President John F. Kennedy.
14. In 1858, Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini threw bombs at Napoleon III in Paris in an [assassination] attempt, but the Emperor was unharmed.
15. Murder and [assassination] seem to be a tragic but not uncommon part of politics in our nation.

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