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How to botch an assassination investigation

How to botch an assassination investigation
President Kennedy waves from his car just a minute before he was fatally shot in Dallas, Texas. (Image: AP)
The Wall Street Journal
By Thomas J. BakerThe assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov 22, 1963, shocked the nation. It brought justifiable scrutiny on the law enforcement agencies that should have prevented it as well as those that investigated it.Historians, journalists and film-makers continue to speculate on what happened. Sixty years later, government records are still being declassified and released. The Warren Commission’s finding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, fired three rifle shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depo...

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