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Site of nightclub fire that killed 100 is no longer Pokestop

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The site of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been removed as a stop in "Pokemon Go" after an outcry from survivors and victims' families.
   An Associated Press reporter went to the site of the 2003 fire at The Station in West Warwick on Thursday and discovered a Pokestop that was previously there was gone.
   Gina Russo is the head of a foundation building a memorial at the site and had asked game developer Niantic earlier this week to remove the stop. She says she's thrilled it's gone, especially since the site is under construction and she doesn't want anyone to get hurt.
   Niantic has removed stops from other sensitive sites after complaints, including from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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