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The CIA and Pelé

The CIA and Pelé

A 1975 memo from Henry Kissinger uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency archives details the then-Secretary of State’s talking points for an upcoming Oval Office meeting with Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian soccer phenom better known as Pelé.

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CIA looked into possible conspiracy behind Soviets' surprise upset in 1972 Olympics

CIA looked into possible conspiracy behind Soviets’ surprise upset in 1972 Olympics

A journal entry from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Legislative Counsel uncovered in the CIA’s declassified archives shows Agency interest at the possibility of a conspiracy behind the Soviet’s surprise victory over the American basketball team in the 1972 Olympics.

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FBI file on controversial steroid guru Daniel Duchaine reveal his skill at evading the authorities

FBI file on controversial steroid guru Daniel Duchaine reveal his skill at evading the authorities

Author of the “Underground Steroid Handbook,” Daniel Duchaine is a controversial figure in the bodybuilding world, once described as a “cross between Andy Kaufman and Albert Einstein, with some Bart Simpson thrown in.” A recent release of Federal Bureau of Investigation records on Duchaine reveal him as not only an expert on masking the use of anabolic steroids in athletes, but also an expert at masking their trafficking from the FBI.

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"Has America lost all sence (sic) of decency?" Superbowl XLIX FCC complaints

“Has America lost all sence (sic) of decency?” Superbowl XLIX FCC complaints

The NFL this season provided plenty of fodder for big conversations about lots of things that weren’t football. But just because the league’s legendary halftime show wasn’t the most scandalous thing in professional football this year doesn’t mean that it didn’t still scandalize.

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FBI investigated a NASCAR fan who wanted to kill Dale Earnhardt Sr. to save sport's integrity

FBI investigated a NASCAR fan who wanted to kill Dale Earnhardt Sr. to save sport’s integrity

Dale Earnhardt Sr. is remembered as one of NASCAR’s most successful drivers and tragic figures, given the shocking Daytona 500 crash that killed him in 2001. But followers of the sport had elevated him to mythic status long before the fatal accident. An FBI file obtained by MuckRock user Jason Smathers documents how Earnhardt faced danger on and off the track.

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