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J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

The IRS and its tea party tempest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It’s the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck. Republicans in […]

05/17/2013

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North Korea pulled missiles from launch site

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say North Korea has taken a step back from its recent escalation of regional tensions by removing from their launch site a set of medium-range ballistic missiles that had been […]

05/07/2013

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Document: White House shooter practiced for months

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset about the country’s […]

05/01/2013

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Southland students compete in national Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Teams of students from two Los Angeles Unified School District schools and Irvine’s University High School will compete starting today in the 23rd annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

04/25/2013

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Blacks still face challenges in economic equality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League says African-Americans are making tremendous gains in education, but have seen little change in economic equality in the last 50 years.

04/10/2013

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Furlough notices out to presidential budget staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says 480 workers on the president’s budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because of a partisan budget stalemate.

04/01/2013

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High court poised to upend civil rights policies

(AP) — Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer the question: Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind?

03/31/2013

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Hunger strike hinders DC murder trial plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The already-bizarre criminal case of a slain German socialite and journalist has been brought to a virtual standstill by her husband’s refusal to eat, which has left the defendant unable to sit or stand on his own and at risk of death.

03/23/2013

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Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

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US housing starts rise, permits at 4 ½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and obtained permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 ½ years. The increases point to a housing recovery that is gaining strength.

03/19/2013

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Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices seem conflicted on whether they think states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.

03/18/2013

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Poll: Increasing numbers of working moms want full-time jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new national survey says working moms increasingly want full-time jobs outside the home, and tough economic times might be a big reason.

03/14/2013

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