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FBI admits to spying on reporters.

The FBI has admitted to spying on journalists from The New York Times and The Washington Post. They say it was part of a terrorism investigation, but are unable to explain what the case was or what the reporters had to do with it. Spying on reporters is a Very Big Deal, and requires clearly a pretty high bar (including getting approval from the deputy attorney general), but the FBI didn’t bother.