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Keeping public information public: records laws and federal websites

This is the second post in a three-part series (read part one here). In recent years, the internet has become a leading medium for publishing and accessing information, including the huge volume and diversity of information produced by the federal government. While online publishing has created unprecedented opportunities for public…

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Release of Kennedy records is one small step for transparency

On Oct. 26, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publicly released thousands of records regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, thousands of additional records were withheld from the public pending further review. The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act required federal agencies to provide…

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