Nation: Facing the Bad

Marina Oswald on the stand

When directed to give her name, the pencil-thin, brown-haired woman in the witness chair of a congressional hearing room said nervously: "Marina Prusakova Porter."

Asked a startled lawyer for the House Select Committee on Assassinations: "Have you also been known as Marina Oswald Porter?"

"Yes," she replied.

For 15 years, the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald has been trying to "forget the bad things." But last week, testifying for the first time in public about President Kennedy's assassin, she recounted their life together, from the day they met at a...