On August 9, 1990, two U.S. Embassy employees trying to enjoy a beer at the Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel in Moscow were interrupted by a stranger. What wouldn’t come out until much later: This stranger was Edward Lee Howard, who slipped past federal agents to defect to the Soviet Union years before. This is the story of how.
What’s in a name? Potentially, quite a lot of trouble, particularly in the 1940s when the Red Scare was at its height. This is the story of two men, both named Irving Adler, which were investigated by the FBI, and how MuckRock accidentally got its hands on their files.