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Police in Newnan, Georgia had received close to a million dollars in military equipment from the Pentagon

Police in Newnan, Georgia had received close to a million dollars in military equipment from the Pentagon

This weekend, images of a heavily-armed law enforcement presence at a white supremacist rally and counter-protest in Newnan, Georgia again brought the issue of growing police militarization to the forefront. A review of records originally released as part of Shawn Musgrave’s project to track the Pentagon’s transfers of military equipment to local police departments through the infamous 1033 program show that not only did the NPD receive close to a million dollars in gear from the program but also non-lethal ordinance specifically intended for use as crowd control.

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FBI file documents the fall of would-be American Führer, Fritz Kuhn

FBI file documents the fall of would-be American Führer, Fritz Kuhn

After going to prison for embezzling a paltry sum from the German-American Bund, the would-be Führer Fritz Kuhn came up with a plot to con his way into a shorter sentence - only to have it fell apart because his supposed patsy turned him into the FBI.

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Decades later, the mystique of MKULTRA continues to captivate

Decades later, the mystique of MKULTRA continues to captivate

Forty years after the Central Intelligence Agency’s experiments on U.S. citizens was revealed in a series of Congressional investigations, materials related to their findings and the CIA’s response live easily-accessible online.

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Five times CIA hid awful programs in boring names

Five times CIA hid awful programs in boring names

Take it from the Central Intelligence Agency - if you want to get away with murder, just say you’re committing a “potentially involuntary redistribution of consciousness.” Here are five times the Agency used jargon to get away with the jarring.

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Five of the strangest moments from the National Archives' cartoon collection

Five of the strangest moments from the National Archives’ cartoon collection

Amid the literally hundred of government films preserved by the US National Archives are several cartoons. Some are good, some are bad, and a select few defy all rational explanation. Here are our favorite clips from that last category.

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