Nation: Lone Assassins

Decisions on the deaths of Kennedy and King

It started as a gaudy circus. When the House Select Committee on Assassinations was formed two years ago to investigate once again the killings of President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., Congressmen vied for the limelight and fought with their abrasive chief counsel, Richard Sprague, who quit within a year. But, to the surprise of its early critics, the committee disciplined itself and did some meticulous though costly work (nearly $5 million by the end of this year). As its public hearings wind down,...

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