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Updates from our FBI crowdsourcing projects

Updates from our FBI crowdsourcing projects

Here’s the latest finds from our ongoing crowdsourced efforts to explore Ronald Reagan’s Federal Bureau of Investigation file and hunt down Director J. Edgar Hoover’s handwritten notes.

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Virginia’s Trump Winery inspections are a $38 empty glass

Virginia’s Trump Winery inspections are a $38 empty glass

MuckRock’s resident Virginian spent the cost of decent meal on inspection reports of the Trump Winery in Charlottesville - and got a costly reminder that just because records are hard to get doesn’t necessarily mean they’re worth getting.

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Celebrities Read Mean FCC Complaints: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Celebrities Read Mean FCC Complaints: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

A FOIA request to the Federal Communications Commission reveals that conservatives really do not like when comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel talks about politics.

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"Dressed scantily, dancing lewdly" Dancing with the Stars' FCC complaints

“Dressed scantily, dancing lewdly” Dancing with the Stars’ FCC complaints

To the delight of Gary-Busey-doing-the-Cha-Cha fans everywhere, Dancing With The Stars will return for its 22nd season next month. And as FCC complaints released to Courtney Spencer reveal, there are at least a few viewers hoping the show’s cleaned up its act by then.

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Hoover's FBI were big fans of ABC's "The FBI"

Hoover’s FBI were big fans of ABC’s “The FBI”

Files on Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., star of ABC’s The FBI, give an idea of how the Bureau managed its reputation when given the opportunity to do so favorably, not to mention meticulously - the crime drama was directly overseen by the Bureau’s Crime Records Division and drew material from actual case files.

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