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Slate's Best Policy: Classifying Once-Open Fed Documents

Why are some government agencies now keeping once-public documents under wraps? NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate contributor Steven Aftergood about U.S. government efforts to "classify" documents that had previously been accessible to the public. Aftergood serves as director of the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

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For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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