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CIA's Seizure of Files Raises Questions

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CIA's Seizure of Files Raises Questions

CIA's Seizure of Files Raises Questions

CIA's Seizure of Files Raises Questions

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The CIA's recent "document sweep" of papers in an archive at the University of Washington raises issues of access to old classified documents that have been open to historians for 20 years. The CIA says the documents were never properly declassified. But some academics say the agency is trying to regain control over documents that have been in the public domain for two decades.

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