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This week’s round-up: the art of the appeal

This week’s round-up: the art of the appeal

One public university deals with a looming lawsuit for releasing documents, journalists appeal for records from another state school, and a judge rules that officials’ public statements aren’t … well, official.

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Read the State Department's highly classified cables on Dennis Rodman's 2013 visit to North Korea

Read the State Department’s highly classified cables on Dennis Rodman’s 2013 visit to North Korea

Back in 2013, MuckRock user Jasper Craven filed a FOIA request with the State Department for records regarding Dennis Rodman’s 2013 trip to North Korea. After nearly two years of processing, the agency released 18 pages of cables, almost completely redacted under the b(1) national security exemption.

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CIA looked into possible conspiracy behind Soviets' surprise upset in 1972 Olympics

CIA looked into possible conspiracy behind Soviets’ surprise upset in 1972 Olympics

A journal entry from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Legislative Counsel uncovered in the CIA’s declassified archives shows Agency interest at the possibility of a conspiracy behind the Soviet’s surprise victory over the American basketball team in the 1972 Olympics.

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Bowling Undercover: the unique challenges of the CIA's recreational activity leagues

Bowling Undercover: the unique challenges of the CIA’s recreational activity leagues

In most professions, all it takes to form an after-work bowling league is an overly long email chain and some beer money. As a declassified memo unearthed in CREST shows, in the CIA, it’s a lot more complicated. Like, “cover story and security briefing” complicated.

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Coach K: The Winningest Veteran in College Basketball

Coach K: The Winningest Veteran in College Basketball

Cheer him or boo him, Coach Michael Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils is one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history. But before he led the Devils to five NCAA championships, Coach K was a hoops star in his own right at West Point and during his time in the Army.

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