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Help track down America’s favorite dog names and breeds

Help track down America’s favorite dog names and breeds

MuckRock wants you to share your pretty baby pupper photos with us as we embark on a new phase of one of our longest-running beats: nationwide dog and pet names and breeds.

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The CIA Word of the Day: Papyrophile

The CIA Word of the Day: Papyrophile

A document uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives shows the mid-century Records Management team had a little fun with the Agency’s affinity for paperwork.

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MuckRock's Dog or Hot Dog Challenge

MuckRock’s Dog or Hot Dog Challenge

It’s dog week here at MuckRock, and we’re kicking things off with a challenge to you, dear reader. We requested photos of mayors in major cities around the country with either dogs, or with hot dogs. Now it’s up to you to guess - are these mayors hanging with Shih tzus or sausages?

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The CIA's dogs of war

The CIA’s dogs of war

MuckRock has previously written about some of the surprising photographic finds in the Central Intelligence Agency’s archives, including a stray cat that was considered a state secret for 50 years. Proving that they’re equal opportunity creature classifiers, records recently uncovered in CREST show photos of World War II military working dogs which weren’t made public until 2013 - nearly 70 years after they were taken.

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This week’s round-up: Declassified doggos, pizza party PR, and the high cost of fighting transparency in Chicago

This week’s round-up: Declassified doggos, pizza party PR, and the high cost of fighting transparency in Chicago

For this week’s FOIA round-up, an adorable lesson on why to always be FOIA-ing, shocking evidence that pizza and infrastructure are popular, and Chicago’s mayor finds out the hard way that doing business in secret can cost you.

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