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This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s acting attorney general linked to scam business, FOIA weaponized by corporations, and surveillance footage exposes police abuse in Indiana

This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s acting attorney general linked to scam business, FOIA weaponized by corporations, and surveillance footage exposes police abuse in Indiana

In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records reveal the shady associations of President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed acting attorney general, tax preparation companies use FOIA to target a university professor, and surveillance video tells the story of police abuse in Indiana.

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"It works like magic ... and boy, have we patented it” The government paperwork behind the iPhone

“It works like magic … and boy, have we patented it” The government paperwork behind the iPhone

For years, Apple has been the benchmark for cutting edge, media-minded consumer computer products, and to back it up are thousands of patents covering the software on its phones to the boxes they come in.

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Government-owned cannabinoid patent not enough to convince DEA of marijuana's medical use

Government-owned cannabinoid patent not enough to convince DEA of marijuana’s medical use

Is taking out a patent on the medical uses of marijuana’s primary drug component an acknowledgement that, yes, marijuana has some health-beneficial effects? Not according to the DEA.

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