CIA instructed its historians to omit “embarrassing” details from the record

CIA instructed its historians to omit “embarrassing” details from the record

An undated regulation uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency archives, formerly classified SECRET, appears to outline the “Dos and Don’ts” for Agency historians. While most of the consideration goes into avoiding exposing the identities of undercover agents (and acknowledging the inherent difficulties therein), one surprising paragraph instructs historical officers to avoid “embarrassing incidents” or “unflattering statements” unless absolutely necessary.

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Controversial Obama-era counterrorism program continues uninterrupted in Colorado

Controversial Obama-era counterrorism program continues uninterrupted in Colorado

New documents raise questions about Denver Police Department continued participation in a controversial Obama-era counterrorism program.

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Digging Deeper: An investigation into corporate control of water

Digging Deeper: An investigation into corporate control of water

Food & Water Watch intern Gabrielle Rosenthal shares what she learned working on our project to look into water privatization across the country.

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What’s the smart city future like in Wisconsin?

What’s the smart city future like in Wisconsin?

Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Racine, Wisconsin lays claim to inventing the hairdryer and garbage disposal. With Milwaukee to its north and Chicago to its south, the town is tapping into that legacy as the first municipality with fewer than 100,000 residents to be chosen for the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.

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Release Notes: Improved receipts and more context on GovLens

Release Notes: Improved receipts and more context on GovLens

Last week, we started including links with details on how to cancel or change your subscription settings. We also put into writing some more of the reasoning behind the GovLens project.

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