Tortured Trail

Over the buzz of misinformation, anxiety and outright lies, the army of investigators working the sniper case still managed to invent new ways to pursue the clues left intact last week. It was an exercise in data management and stamina, with extra points for creativity.

On the forensics side, the FBI is examining the ink written on a tarot card found at one of the 12 shooting sites, hoping to link it to a specific kind of pen, law-enforcement sources told TIME. Agents dismissed as unrelated a shell casing found in a white box truck at a car-rental agency near Dulles...

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