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Why did the CIA classify a birdhouse?

Why did the CIA classify a birdhouse?

A search through the Central Intelligence Agency’s archival photography reveals the Agency once classified a picture of a birdhouse. Help us figure out why.

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The FBI protects Superman's secret identity from FOIA

The FBI protects Superman’s secret identity from FOIA

Included in the most recent batch of Federal Bureau of Investigation records regarding the Church of Scientology is the script for a play written by COS’s Ministry of Public Relations in order to counter the “inflammatory statements” being made by a “dissident church member.” Making light of what they call the “comic book flair” of the rogue ex-Scientologist’s claims, the play consists of an interview between him and “the greatest reporter of them all,” Superman’s alter-ego, Clark Kent - whose secret identity is safe, thanks to the Bureau’s redaction.

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Here's what you thought that mysterious object in the CIA archives was

Here’s what you thought that mysterious object in the CIA archives was

Last week, we asked for your help identifying this object found by Emma Best in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives. After receiving dozens of responses, we think we’ve solved the mystery.

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Doesn't look like anything to me: Help identify this mystery object found in the CIA archives

Doesn’t look like anything to me: Help identify this mystery object found in the CIA archives

A 12-page document discovered by Emma Best in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archive is simply entitled “PHOTO WITH DARK IMAGES.” And as far as we can tell, that’s exactly what it is - pictures of something, arranged in different amounts and angles.

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Happy Valentine's Day from MuckRock

Happy Valentine’s Day from MuckRock

In what’s become an annual tradition here at MuckRock, we’ve put together a collection of cards to let the ██████ in your life know how you feel.

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