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Media groups hail decision to drop New York Times subpoenas

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Federal Prosecutor Withdraws Reporter Subpoena in Cuban Exile Case In a surprise action, federal prosecutors in Miami dropped their subpoenas for New York Times and its reporter on a series of 1998 stories about CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles, accused of involvement in a 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner. Times reporter Ann Bardach had interviewed Posada in 1998, then wrote that he had “admitted to masterminding” a 1997 bombing campaign in Cuba, something he later denied. (8/12/05)