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Hillary Clinton's private email account raises transparency questions

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Government emails are supposed to be a matter of public record. But as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton routed all her messages — work and personal — through a private server, instead of an official government account. Clinton has said she opted to use a single address "for convenience," and she's asked the State Department to vet and release all her work-related emails. But as the 2016 presidential race gets closer, this hasn't stopped accusations that she and the State Department have broken either the letter or the spirit of federal transparency laws.