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John Brennan and the CIA's Last JFK Secrets

(31) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 6:05 PM

Unless the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency changes course, the CIA is going to face a season of cynicism and suspicion next November when the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy approaches and the public learns that the agency is withholding from public view...

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JFK at 49: What We Know for Sure

(678) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 2:02 PM

November 22 marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The memory of the tragedy in Dallas seems to be fading in America's collective consciousness. Few people younger than myself (I'm 54) have any memory of the day it actually happened. 9/11 has certainly...

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'Land of the Free?' Francis Scott Key, Composer of National Anthem, Was Defender of Slavery

(3) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 11:43 AM

The lyricist of American patriotism was a defender of slavery, and an enemy of free speech.

Francis Scott Key is the most unknown famous person in American history. The story of how Key, a Washington lawyer and poet, came to write the "Star Spangled Banner" has been taught to American...

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Court Orders CIA to Search for JFK Records

(5) Comments | Posted December 13, 2007 | 1:35 PM

Last week, the CIA admitted that it had destroyed key evidence in the case of al-Qaeda leader Abu Zubudaya, triggering denunciations from congressional leaders and legal authorities who said the agency was behaving lawlessly.

Two days later, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the agency...

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What JFK Conspiracy Bashers Get Wrong

(59) Comments | Posted November 21, 2007 | 12:34 PM

As the 44th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy approaches, you may get caught up in an eruption of the perennial and sometimes tedious conspiracy debate. You want to keep an open mind and make sure you don't fall for any JFK assassination myths. You can, for...

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'Denied in Full': Federal Judges Grill CIA Lawyers on JFK Secrets

(48) Comments | Posted October 22, 2007 | 6:10 PM

Lawyers for the Central Intelligence Agency faced pointed questions in a federal court hearing Monday morning about the agency's efforts to block disclosure of long-secret records about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Three appellate judges probed for explanations of the agency's rationale for withholding records concerning...

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