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A federal judge says the government must prioritize the release of documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, seen above in 2014. The U.S. resident was slain in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey last year. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke left the Trump administration amid unresolved ethics investigations. His department has been inundated by Freedom of Information requests and is now proposing a new rule which critics charge could limit transparency. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Interior Dept.'s Push To Limit Public Records Requests Draws Criticism

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The Trump administration says that owing to security and privacy concerns, it has changed the previous administration's policy of releasing the names of White House visitors. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A still image from video released Saturday (May 7, 2011) by the US Department of Defense shows Osama bin Laden. The video was obtained during the raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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