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APNewsBreak: FBI releases 1970 UW bombing records

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The FBI has released to The Associated Press hundreds of pages of files related to the bombing of Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus in 1970.

The files were requested following the death last year of Dwight Armstrong, one of the four bombers.

Most of the information in the more than 600 pages turned over to AP has been known for years. But the files do shed more light on the urgency the FBI placed on solving the bombing that killed researcher Robert Fassnacht.

A memo sent a week after the bombing suggests it should be solved quickly because it could "trigger similar tragic consequences elsewhere."

It would take years before three of the bombers were captured. A fourth suspect, Leo Burt, remains at large.

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