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The 1918 Influenza Outbreak: When Boston Was Patient Zero

The deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed more than 1,500 people in four countries since May is a powerful reminder of just how deadly — and unpredictable — a virus can be.

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Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century

Watch this reenactment of the trial of union organizer Bill Haywood who, in 1907, was accused of paying Harry Orchard to dynamite former Gov. Frank Steunenberg.

Monday at 8pm on WGBH World

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The Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

Today, we go back to 1927, and the final moments for two Boston suspected criminals-turned-cause célèbre whose lives were immortalized by Woody Guthrie and whose story shaped the public policy of one of the Bay State's most renowned politicians.

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