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9/11 study extended

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House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to give a federal commission two more months to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, clearing the way for Congress to approve an extension. The panel said it needed more time because the Bush administration had delayed providing vital testimony and documents, particularly notes on intelligence briefings that President Bush received before the 2001 terrorist attacks. The commissioners, whose work will now end July 26, plan to question former president Bill Clinton, and hope to interview Bush. Hastert had tried to block the extension, saying that the final report could become a “political football” if released later in the presidential campaign.

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