Nation: The FBI Story on J.F.K.'s Death

Improbable leads, new insights and an old verdict vindicated

Three days after John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, the Justice Department ordered the FBI to write a comprehensive report that would "settle the dust" of controversy and suspicion surrounding the assassination. In 14 years the bureau compiled more than 80,000 pages of documentation. Half of that massive archive was released to the public last week following freedom-of-information lawsuits (see following story); the other half will come out next month. While the avalanche of paper will not sweep away all the doubts, mysteries and...

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