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    Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Released

    They say he’s better. John Hinckley Jr., the would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan while obsessing over actress Jodie Foster, was released from this morning from the District of Columbia’s St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after 35 years of psychiatric rehabilitation. Doctors convinced a federal judge that Hinckley, found not guilty by reason of insanity after his 1981 attack in front of a D.C. hotel, no longer posed a threat to others. Now 61, he’ll live with his 90-year-old mother in Williamsburg, Va., where he’s already stayed during temporary releases since 2006. 

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