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Lockerbie Trial

From a special Scottish court in The Netherlands, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports that the prosecution in the Lockerbie trial began making its closing statement today. The prosecution counsel said the Crown had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the two Libyan defendants blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. In a surprise move, the prosecution streamlined the indictment, asking the court to find the Libyans guilty on a single charge: murder. It dropped lesser charges of conspiracy and violation of the Aviation Security Act.

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