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1/ Today is the deadline for the @USNatArchives to release the last of the #JFKFiles. Here’s where you can download them at home. dallasnews.com/news/jfk/2017/…
2/ The JFK Records Act of 1992 set a deadline in October 2017, but @realDonaldTrump deferred to the CIA and FBI at the last minute to give agencies an extra 180 days to evaluate if the last of the #JFKFiles should be released. That clock runs out today. ⏰dallasnews.com/news/jfk/colle…
3/ What we know:

• It’s unlikely files include any smoking gun about who killed JFK.
• Many documents don’t have much to do with the assassination.
• Many of the #JFKFiles have already been released in part.
• They give evidence of a conspiracy theory, just not *that* one.
4/ Our reporters dug have dug through the early batches of #JFKFiles as they’ve been released. Here’s some of what they’ve uncovered. 👇twitter.com/i/moments/9239…
5/ We learned more about the FBI’s efforts to keep tabs on Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. #JFKFiles dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
6/ We learned about the CIA’s efforts to kill Fidel Castro, including poison-tipped pens, mind-bending drugs and chemicals to attack the Cuban dictator’s beard delivered via his shoes. #JFKFiles dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
7/ We read about how Jack Ruby wanted to “watch the fireworks” as JFK’s motorcade drove through downtown Dallas. Did he know? #JFKFiles dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
8/ We learned about mistakes in the investigation, including how the FBI lost Lee Harvey Oswald’s fingerprints. #JFKFiles dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
9/ The #JFKFiles released today may not have all the answers, but may shed more light on the CIA and FBI’s actions during the Cold War. Stay tuned for more updates as our reporters dig through the newly released documents. dallasnews.com/news/politics/…

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Here’s why.

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1/ Earlier this year, 18-year-old NeQuacia Jacobs, an honor student at South Oak Cliff High School, was shot to death in what appeared to be a random act of violence. buff.ly/2KNVpwr
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