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Sept. 11 Hearings Hint at Clinton-Era Split

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Sept. 11 Hearings Hint at Clinton-Era Split

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Sept. 11 Hearings Hint at Clinton-Era Split

Sept. 11 Hearings Hint at Clinton-Era Split

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The recent Sept. 11 commission public hearings appeared to reveal a divide among Clinton-era officials on the subject of Osama bin Laden. National Security Council staff say President Clinton wanted the al Qaeda leader dead. CIA officials say they felt authorized to try to capture bin Laden if possible. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.