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Death By Fire

Death by Fire: An Update

Did a Texas prosecutor cut a deal with a jailhouse informant that helped convict an innocent man?

The Anthrax Files

Government Settles Anthrax Suit for $2.5 million

While denying negligence by one of its premier bio-weapons labs, the government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a wrongful death suit filed by survivors of the first fatality victim of the deadly 2001 anthrax mail attacks, court papers revealed Tuesday.

The Anthrax Files

The FBI Responds To “The Anthrax Files”

After editorials in The New York Times and The Washington Post called for new investigations into the 2001 anthrax attacks, the FBI issues a statement defending its conclusion that Army scientist Bruce E. Ivins was behind the letters that killed five people.

The Anthrax Files

Sen. Grassley Asks DOJ to Explain Contradictory Actions on Anthrax Probe

WASHINGTON — A senior Republican senator has asked the Justice Department to explain why its civil lawyers filed court papers … Continue reading

The Anthrax Files

Judge Allows Feds to Revise Filing in Anthrax Case

The Justice Department initially asserted flatly that Army researcher Bruce Ivins, whom the FBI accused of manufacturing the anthrax, lacked the “specialized equipment” needed to produce the deadly powder at a U.S. bio-weapons lab.

The Anthrax Files

Judge Blocks DOJ Anthrax Reversal

It’s unclear whether the ruling will lead to further disclosures about the FBI’s case against alleged anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins.

The Anthrax Files

Government Anthrax Flip-Flop Could Boost Victims’ Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Waffling by Justice Department lawyers in a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks could … Continue reading

The Anthrax Files

Justice Department Retracts Statements on Anthrax Lab

WASHINGTON — Rushing into court to undo a major blunder, Justice Department lawyers defending a civil suit Tuesday retracted statements … Continue reading

The Anthrax Files

New Documents Cast Doubt on Federal Anthrax Case

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has called into question a key pillar of the FBI’s case against Bruce Ivins, the … Continue reading

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