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Waco Hearings To Begin July 12

After months of discussions, the House of Representatives has set July 12 for the beginning of extensive hearings on the 1993 federal assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.

The hearings, to be held jointly by subcommittees of the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, were planned long before the bombing in Oklahoma City.

But the explosion resurrected long-simmering questions about the way the federal government had planned and executed various parts of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound, adding urgency to the push for hearings.

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