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MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.
Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach. Dozens of military police, including members of a special forces battalion, moved into the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, which is also not far from the well-heeled Ipanema district, an AFP journalist reported. The security operation comes after protests late Tuesday by residents over the death of a dancer who residents say was the victim of police brutality. The deadly unrest was another blow for Rio's public image as Brazil prepares to host the month-long World Cup, which kicks off on June 12, and the Summer Olympic Games in 2016.