Texas Explosion Casts Pall Over Waco

April 19, 2013 4:22 AM

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Texas Explosion Casts Pall Over Waco

Twenty years ago, nearly to the day, a raid on a cult compound in the adjacent city of Waco ended in a massive fire pluming into the sky and the death of 86 people.

On April 19, 1993, federal agents stormed the compound on a hill called Mount Carmel, looking for illegal weapons they believed were held by a religious group that called itself the Branch Davidians.

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