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Bush signs bill on flow of information

By Times Wires
Published January 1, 2008


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CRAWFORD, Texas

President Bush on Monday signed a bill aimed at giving the public and the media greater access to information about what the government is doing.

The law toughens the Freedom of Information Act, the first such makeover to the public access law in a decade. It amounts to a congressional pushback against the Bush administration's movement to greater secrecy since the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Elsewhere

San Francisco: Sara Jane Moore, who shot at President Gerald Ford in an assassination attempt just 17 days after a disciple of Charles Manson tried to kill Ford in 1975, was paroled Monday after 32 years in prison. Moore is now 77.

JACKSON, Miss.: Republican Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday appointed conservative Rep. Roger Wicker to replace Sen. Trent Lott, who retired. Wicker will serve until a special election on Nov. 4.

Associated Press

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