Assassinations: Open Minds, Closed Files: Open Minds, Closed Files

Open Minds, Closed Files

After the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded its 1979 investigation of the death of John F. Kennedy, its files were stored away in 848 cartons deep within the National Archives. Most were supposed to remain sealed there until the year 2009. But as a result of the fuss created by Oliver Stone's film JFK, researchers may be able to sift through the boxes much sooner. Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, the Democrat who chaired the committee, pledged last week to push a House resolution lifting the 30-year secrecy rule.

The committee concurred with the Warren Commission's finding that the President was...

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