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Cold War feuds led to the FBI investigating accusations that the government was compromised by a network of secret socialists

Cold War feuds led to the FBI investigating accusations that the government was compromised by a network of secret socialists

In the late ‘50s, a former Army Intelligence chief alleged to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a secret cabal of socialists and Communists were infiltrating the government. The 122 named individuals included some senior officials and even hardline anti-communists such as Central Intelligence Agency spymaster James Angleton. Though the FBI ultimately dismissed the accusations as the result of an interagency feud, the Bureau did did congratulate itself on having already been aware of most of the individuals’ alleged subversive tendencies, which included sometimes having thoughts similar to those of socialists.

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This week’s round-up: Lead poisoning on military bases, looking at Chicago police's use of force data, and a decade-long community contamination

This week’s round-up: Lead poisoning on military bases, looking at Chicago police’s use of force data, and a decade-long community contamination

The FOIA round-up hits hard this week as reporters find thousands of records showing startling police use of force, lead infested army housing ignored for years and Environmental Protection Agency officials neglecting clean-up in cancer cluster communities.

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Learn the secrets of the government's psychic spies

Learn the secrets of the government’s psychic spies

An eight page document unearthed in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives offers a standardized procedure for remote viewing, the psychic espionage technique utilized by various agencies during the government’s decades-long researcher into the militarization of ESP.

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Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

What’s considered public record or not is not a new debate. But the increasing prevalence of social media use amongst government agencies and officials, such as Twitter, brings up a new debate: If you delete social media posts on an official account, is it a violation of public records laws?

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That time Secret Service asked government psychics to predict the future to prevent an undefined disaster (that never happened)

That time Secret Service asked government psychics to predict the future to prevent an undefined disaster (that never happened)

In late 1981, the U.S. Secret Service needed help locating someone. Unable to find the A-Team, they turned to the government psychics at Army Intelligence.

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