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"Sarcasm" is an acceptable defense for attempted regicide in Lady Diana's FBI file

“Sarcasm” is an acceptable defense for attempted regicide in Lady Diana’s FBI file

Diana, Princess of Wales, died twenty years ago this month. Her surprisingly slight FBI file, released via the Bureau’s FOIA reading room, covers two separate investigations into possible threats against her life. It includes someone “sarcastically” claiming they mailed her and Charles a bomb as a wedding present.

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How the FBI thwarted a non-existent plot to assassinate Margaret Thatcher

How the FBI thwarted a non-existent plot to assassinate Margaret Thatcher

February, 1981. In a smoky bar in Alexandria, Virginia, an FBI informant just happens to overhear a conversation that could change the course of the free world: a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. If that sounds a bit too contrived to be true, well, that might explain why the Bureau couldn’t find any evidence that it was.

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No Margaret Thatcher files before Feb 2015, at least

No Margaret Thatcher files before Feb 2015, at least

The State Department guesses it will complete our request for files on the late Margaret Thatcher in a year and a half. Just don’t hold them to their timeline.

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