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Rein in FBI as it again tries to assume role of secret police

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that the FBI had revised its "Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide," which serves as a handbook for the bureau's 14,000 agents. The amended manual, which supersedes the original December 2008 edition, is one more step in the FBI's ongoing transformation since 9/11, as it morphs from a law enforcement agency into a domestic intelligence agency.

According to Kathleen Wright of the bureau's Washington, D.C., Office of Public Affairs, the new guide went into effect on Oct. 15.

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