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Just because America was taking some time off to relax after a grueling election season doesn’t mean that transparency can afford to take a nap. Well, OK, some releases were delayed as agencies shut their doors for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the releases made earlier in the week still made plenty of news.
In response to requests for assisting in tracing drugs, the DEA lab developed a method for detecting traces of cocaine as small as .25mg. The problem? A study of Chicago Federal Reserve Bank cash found a third of high-value bills in general circulation failed the test - and that the bank itself was responsible.