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After 20 years, Wyoming still struggles with Shepard murder<
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By MEAD GRUVER<
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S.
Matthew Shepard's death turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades later, the emotions stirred up by his slaying linger ...