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Spanish Parliament Opens Hearing Into Train Blasts

Spain relived the bloody March 11 Madrid train bombings on Tuesday as the first public hearings began with the focus on who police at first thought was to blame — an issue that helped topple the previous government. In the televised parliamentary hearings, the star witness — a doorman who saw the masked bombers on the morning of the attacks — undermined that government’s claim that the early investigation pointed to Basque separatists. The then conservative government, citing what it said was police guidance, initially blamed the Basque group ETA for the massacre rather than the politically less expedient Islamic militants who investigators now agree were responsible. Full Story

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