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Academies Fault Reno Over Handling of Lee

Science  08 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5485, pp. 1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1669b

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The already tangled tale of Wen Ho Lee, the nuclear weapons physicist jailed for allegedly copying classified information from computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, took another twist last week. While federal judges feuded over whether the suspect should be released to home detention before his trial, the country's scientific establishment attacked Attorney General Janet Reno over the way Lee is being treated.

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