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    Podcast: He Killed At Least 35 People Before Confessing To Everything

    “That was more shocking than the fact that someone could kill with impunity for thirty years — the fact that our society and California and the United States would let him.”

    Jose Manuel Martinez smiles during a jailhouse interview
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    Jose Manuel Martinez said he killed at least 36 people over three decades as one of America's deadliest contract killers.

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    On today's episode of News O'Clock, we discuss:

    1. Microsoft is looking to buy TikTok’s US business, even as Trump wants to ban the app entirely.

    2. One of the nation’s top doctors has warned that the pandemic is in a “new phase” given how widespread it is.

    3. Britney Spears’ dad has given his thoughts on the #FreeBritney movement.

    A woman protester in a Britney Spears T-shirt holds a pink megaphone and a pink sign reading "The World Is Rooting for You Britney"
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    A supporter of Britney Spears gathers with others outside a courthouse in downtown for a #FreeBritney protest as a hearing regarding Spears' conservatorship is in session on July 22 in Los Angeles.

    And we talk to BuzzFeed News’ Jessica Garrison about her new book, The Devil’s Harvest, which details one of America's most prolific contract killers, and how he went unnoticed for decades.

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