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23rd Apr '16 7:59:36 AM unokkun
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** Another episode had a trial in an airport after a member of the National Security Agency was retained there for "inadvertently" leaving the country in possession of a USB with data from his job. In the real life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden Edward Snowden]} case, there was never a trial, since he reached Hong Kong and leaked the data before the NSA knew anything about it, let alone could stop him. [[note]]And there probably will never be one, since US law doesn't give whistleblowers much chance to defend themselves; and when Snowden tried to negotiate for a fair trial, the US's answer was simply that he wouldn't be tortured.[[/note]]

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** Another episode had a trial in an airport after a member of the National Security Agency was retained there for "inadvertently" leaving the country in possession of a USB with data from his job. In the real life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden Edward Snowden]} Snowden]] case, there was never a trial, since he reached Hong Kong and leaked the data before the NSA knew anything about it, let alone could stop him. [[note]]And there probably will never be one, since US law doesn't give whistleblowers much chance to defend themselves; and when Snowden tried to negotiate for a fair trial, the US's answer was simply that he wouldn't be tortured.[[/note]]
23rd Apr '16 7:58:58 AM unokkun
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** Another episode had a trial in an airport after a member of the National Security Agency was retained there for "inadvertently" leaving the country in possession of a USB with data from his job. In the real life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden Edward Snowden]} case, there was never a trial, since he reached Hong Kong and leaked the data before the NSA knew anything about it, let alone could stop him. [[note]]And there probably will never be one, since US law doesn't give whistleblowers much chance to defend themselves; and when Snowden tried to negotiate for a fair trial, the US's answer was simply that he wouldn't be tortured.[[/note]]
10th Apr '16 12:46:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Season 6, episode 13: "Charm City" (also a [[HomicideLifeOnTheStreet Homicide]] crossover). Based on the Aum Shinrikyo subway attack.

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* Season 6, episode 13: "Charm City" (also a [[HomicideLifeOnTheStreet [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet Homicide]] crossover). Based on the Aum Shinrikyo subway attack.
2nd Apr '16 11:37:12 AM nombretomado
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* Shortly after a posthumous investigation found media personality Jimmy Savile guilty of many historical sex crimes, ''{{EastEnders}}'' announced a similar plotline where Kat Slater (who was already established to have been raped by her uncle when she was 13) is asked to come forward in relation to allegations made against him by other victims after his death.

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* Shortly after a posthumous investigation found media personality Jimmy Savile guilty of many historical sex crimes, ''{{EastEnders}}'' ''Series/EastEnders'' announced a similar plotline where Kat Slater (who was already established to have been raped by her uncle when she was 13) is asked to come forward in relation to allegations made against him by other victims after his death.
6th Mar '16 5:56:09 PM AetherMaster
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*** Viktor Petrov for Vladimir Putin


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** The Middle Eastern terrorist group that springs up in the fourth season, ICO, seems to be very similar to the real life ISIS.
7th Feb '16 7:45:40 PM nombretomado
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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" from ''Music/TenAlbum'' is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.

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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" from ''Music/TenAlbum'' ''{{Music/Ten}}'' is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.
5th Feb '16 4:15:37 PM NotThisThing
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** So is the ''Creator/DanielleSteel'' novel ''Vanished''. With a much happier ending, of course--the child is found safe and sound, the ''father'' is responsible for the whole thing, enabling him to be sent to prison and out of the heroine's life, paving the way for her to be reunited with her true love.
* Christie's ''Literature/TheMirrorCrackd'' borrows its pivotal backstory from the real life of [[spoiler: actress Creator/GeneTierney]], to the extent that if you happen to be familiar with it, the crime is not terribly difficult to solve before Literature/MissMarple solves it.

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** So is the ''Creator/DanielleSteel'' novel ''Vanished''. With a much happier ending, of course--the course the child is found safe and sound, the ''father'' is responsible for the whole thing, enabling him to be sent to prison and out of the heroine's life, paving the way for her to be reunited with her true love.
* Christie's ''Literature/TheMirrorCrackd'' ''Literature/TheMirrorCrackdFromSideToSide'' borrows its pivotal backstory from the real life of [[spoiler: actress Creator/GeneTierney]], to the extent that if you happen to be familiar with it, the crime is not terribly difficult to solve before Literature/MissMarple solves it.
4th Feb '16 7:40:16 PM Hossmeister
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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" from ''Music/{{Ten}}'' is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.

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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" from ''Music/{{Ten}}'' ''Music/TenAlbum'' is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.
4th Feb '16 2:46:02 PM Hossmeister
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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.

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* PearlJam's single "Jeremy" from ''Music/{{Ten}}'' is about the suicide of Jeremy Wade Delle, a 15-year-old boy from Richardson, Texas. On January 8th 1991 Delle [[AteHisGun shot himself in the mouth with a revolver]] in front of his teacher and his classmates, and so Eddie Vedder was moved to write the song both as an anti-bullying anthem and as an anti-suicide anthem, and is now one of their most well-known songs.
21st Jan '16 7:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* The Season 3 episode "The Saint" (yes, [[WTHCastingAgency the one with]] StephenColbert) was based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hofmann Mark Hofmann]] case, centering on a forger who targets a religion institution and uses a bomb to get rid of the person that could help to unravel his scheme.

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* The Season 3 episode "The Saint" (yes, [[WTHCastingAgency the one with]] StephenColbert) Creator/StephenColbert) was based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hofmann Mark Hofmann]] case, centering on a forger who targets a religion institution and uses a bomb to get rid of the person that could help to unravel his scheme.
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