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Italy mafia gang made millions from car crash insurance scam

ROME (Reuters) - A mafia clan in southern Italy staged hundreds of fake car crashes every year to get millions of euros in insurance payouts to buy drugs and weapons, police said on Friday. Full story

Insight: Missing red diary at heart of Italy's dark history

PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - More than 20 years after anti-mafia hero Paolo Borsellino was killed by a huge bomb, his missing diary is still at the heart of one of Italy's murkiest and most enduring mysteries. Full story

Feds call off Hoffa search in Michigan field

   The FBI was unable to uncover any evidence that former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa had been buried in a Detroit field after having received a tip from a former Mafia boss that had led them to that site. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Historic mafia case to put Italian state on trial

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Sicilian mob bosses and high-ranking Italian officials, both former and current, went on trial on Monday over allegations they held secret negotiations to stop a wave of deadly mafia bombings in the early 1990s. Full story

On raising a daughter, sometimes father knows best

   Actor Steve Schirripa, author of “Big Daddy Rules: Raising Daughters is Tougher Than I Look,” talks with The Cycle hosts about some of the challenges and ‘rules’ of raising a daughter.

Italian police arrest 37 in mafia haul

PALERMO (Reuters) - Italian authorities arrested 37 people accused of involvement in the Sicilian Mafia, including the mayor of a town on the island, police said on Monday. Full story

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Salvatore Borsellino, the brother of Italian judge Paolo Borsellino who was killed by the mafia in 1992, listens to a reporter during an interview with Reuters in Palermo
Salvatore Borsellino, the brother of Italian judge Paolo Borsellino who was killed by the mafia in 1992, listens to a reporter during an interview with Reuters in Palermo

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