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Illinois Apologizes for 1844 Murder of Mormon Leader

The state of Illinois has expressed its "official regret" for the murder of Mormon leader Joseph Smith in 1844. But some say the violence that drove Mormons out of the state was precipitated in large measure by Smith himself. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.

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Howard Berkes is a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit.