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The U.S. Congress -- one of the branches intended by America’s founders to balance the president’s power -- is showing just as much and in some cases more interest in preserving a growing culture of secrecy as its executive counterpart, says Steven Aftergood, secrecy researcher at the Federation of American Scientists.

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The Senate Intelligence Committee this week proposed 12 provisions to the 2013 intelligence authorization bill intended to make what government does at the federal level even more secretive than it already is.

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