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Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?

The Super Bowl losses didn't help the mindset of the 'superfan,' theorizes Sam Anderson

(Newser) - "I am not saying that Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City in 1995 because the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row," writes Sam Anderson at Politico . That would be "absurd." But in his lengthy piece, Anderson makes the case that the Bills' misfortune might... More »

20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Remembers

Hundreds gather to commemorate bombing that killed 168

(Newser) - Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others. Survivors of the April 19, 1995, attack and relatives of some of the dead are among those... More »

US Tracked Billions of Calls Long Before 9/11

USA Today: DEA, Justice Department collected data for 20 years

(Newser) - Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA and its surveillance tactics may have riled people up, but the agency apparently took its cue from two other government departments: the DEA and the DoJ. For almost 10 years before 9/11 took place, the agencies secretly kept records of billions of international... More »

Was CBS Bureau Chief an FBI Informant?

Chris Isham denies being snitch at time of Oklahoma City bombing

(Newser) - It's a game of was he or wasn't he: An unnamed ABC News journalist was listed as an FBI informant at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, according to a now-declassified memo unearthed by the Center for Public Integrity . And Gawker has tracked down his name: Chris... More »

Letters to Dimon: You'll 'Die in 10 Days'

Feds hunt author of threats to bank CEO

(Newser) - A flurry of letters threatening the life of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, as well as an Oklahoma City-style bombing of a bank facility, are being investigated by the Postal Investigation Service. ABC News reports a $100,000 reward has been posted for information about the 45-plus letters, all postmarked last... More »

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