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Bennie G. Thompson
Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation
Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation

Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has left many feeling betrayed and forgotten. The effort by the families, including two from Maryland, has raised difficult questions about who is entitled to federal support when relatives are killed by an act of terrorism directed at the United States, and how much money is fair. Congress has been unwilling to answer those questions. Now Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, has tucked language into a spending measure that would...

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