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What happens when a “database” has no identifiers: the ATF’s gun registry

The ATF’s record-keeping system lacks certain basic functionalities standard to every other database created in the modern age. Despite its vast size, and importance to crime fighters, it is less sophisticated than an online card catalog maintained by a small town public library.

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Libraries and museums team up to make bold political statement: Facts are real

  Museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions took to social media on Friday to promote the hashtag #DayOfFacts. While the hashtag claims to be nonpartisan, the issues surrounding the current political climate are inevitably intertwined with this movement. Institutions receiving

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Congress Pushes for Document Preservation Regarding Recent Muslim Ban

Following Trump’s executive order restricting travel for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security has instructed personnel to preserve all documents concerning order.

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by Hugh McLeod

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