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Feds: No Evidence Of "Kill Him" Shout At Scranton Palin Rally

Feds: No Evidence Of "Kill Him" Shout At Scranton Palin Rally
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The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled "kill him" when presidential hopeful Barack Obama's name was mentioned during Tuesday's Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and in its print edition Wednesday. The story, written by reporter David Singleton, included allegations that a man in the audience shouted "kill him" while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama's name. News organizations including ABC and MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," as well as several Internet blogs, repeated the claim, with most attributing the allegations to The Times-Tribune.

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