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  • "This murder in broad daylight ... Everything changed," says Stone, the Baby Boomer director who served in Vietnam and made a movie about it before turning his critical lens on the Kennedy assassination.

  • "Obama is a snake," he told reporters earlier this week at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, eliciting laughter and applause.

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