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National Archives Released 400-Plus Documents on JFK Assassination, MLK Probe

President John F. Kennedy, left, with his wife and first lady Jackie Kennedy, right, in Dallas, Texas before his assassination.
President John F. Kennedy, left, with his wife and first lady Jackie Kennedy, right, in Dallas, Texas before his assassination.

President John F. Kennedy, left, with his wife and first lady Jackie Kennedy, right, in Dallas, Texas before his assassination.

The National Archives and Records Administration on Monday released over 400 previously unreleased documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The documents are from the probes conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Among the 441 materials released include 17 audio files of interviews of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the United States in January 1964. Nosenko claimed to be the officer in charge of the KGB file on Lee Harvey Oswald during Oswald’s time in the Soviet Union.

Other documents released include items related to the probe of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination who was murdered five years after President Kennedy was killed, in 1968.

A 1992 law requires that the National Archives to preserve the approximately 5 million pages of records surrounding the investigation.

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Data Journalism Editor

Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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