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Online Journalist Says Customs Agents Sought Source of Unclassified Leak

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Bill Conroy, who writes for Narco News, an online publication, said a story about an unclassified Department of Homeland Security memo that directed agents to sanitize terrorism-related case files resulted in two harassing visits by customs agents to try to learn his source. The first visit was to his home when he was not there, the second to the business publication where he works as a copy editor. When he refused to reveal his source, the agents tried to get his publisher to put pressure on him. He wouldn’t; the agents left. (5/31/05)