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Judge Rules Against Accused Plotter in Romero Killing

A federal judge in California rules that a former Salvadoran Air Force captain now living in the United States must pay $10 million to the family of the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Rafael Saravia is widely believed to have organized Romero's 1980 assassination in San Salvador. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Aryeh Neier of the Open Society Institute.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.