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Top Obama appointees using secret email accounts

Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees are using secret government email accounts to conduct official business, The Associated Press found, a practice that complicates agencies' legal responsibilities to find and turn over emails under public records requests and congressional inquiriFull story

Court: US can keep bin Laden photos under wraps

A federal appeals court Tuesday backed the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos. Full story

Justices say states can limit public records access

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday states are free to allow public records access only to their own citizens, delivering a blow to freedom of information advocates who had challenged a Virginia law. Full story

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  Newspaper releases names of gun permit holders

The Journal News, a New York City area newspaper, has sparked outrage after publishing an interactive map online showing the name and address of every handgun owner in Rockland and Westchester counties, information they obtained in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting under the Freedom of Information

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