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FOIAing the Trump Administration: What’s going on at the EPA?

FOIAing the Trump Administration: What’s going on at the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency last week pledged to clear out its backlog of FOIA requests from the Obama administration, but the agency is at the same time experiencing a glut of new requests. This week, we take a close look at the notable successes and frustrations of FOIAing Trump’s EPA.

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Che Guevara records in CIA's archives are still heavily redacted 50 years later

Che Guevara records in CIA’s archives are still heavily redacted 50 years later

A half a century after the death of longtime Central Intelligence Agency communist target Che Guevara, gaps in the Agency’s holdings remain restricted.

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The Pentagon collected research that warned Soviets with “super-human abilities” could shoot lightning out of their hands

The Pentagon collected research that warned Soviets with “super-human abilities” could shoot lightning out of their hands

As late as 1990, reports collected by the Pentagon show the U.S. Government was willing to take seriously reports that the Soviets were able to manifest “ball lightning” by using the brain as a “superconductor.”

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Read the Pentagon's report on Che Guevara's death

Read the Pentagon’s report on Che Guevara’s death

On October 9, 1967, 50 years ago today, Ernesto “Che” Guevara died in Bolivian captivity. However, a report located in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives by Emma Best shows that it wasn’t until four years later that the Pentagon finally got what was allegedly a first-hand account of what happened, and even then the details were sketchy.

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Whatever “suggestology” is, the Pentagon was terrified of it

Whatever “suggestology” is, the Pentagon was terrified of it

A 1972 report for the Defense Intelligence Agency spends about four pages describing and worrying about “suggestology,” and the name is the least ridiculous part about it.

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