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Feds awarded $600G for study on why people cheat on taxes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 2:57pm
With Tax Day right around the corner, a federal agency is facing criticism for approving more than $600,000 to study – wait for it – why some people cheat on their taxes.
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Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 2:49pm
Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.
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Clinton campaign, Democratic Party sue Arizona over primary voting problems

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:28pm
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party joined Thursday to sue Arizona over voting problems in last month’s presidential primary, including long lines that had residents waiting hours to cast their ballots.
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Guantanamo review board rejects release for oldest prisoner

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:51pm
A U.S. government review board has decided that the oldest prisoner at Guantanamo is not eligible for release.
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No 'Shoe'-In? New Balance accuses DOD of balking on sneaker buy, renews TPP fight

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:29pm
Footwear giant New Balance reportedly was promised a shot at landing a huge military contract in exchange for dropping their public opposition to an Obama-touted trade deal. But, according to the detailed account in The Boston Globe, the company claims the Pentagon reneged – and is now lashing out.
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Delegate selection game keeps states in play

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:23am
Every delegate counts meaning states that have already had their primaries still matter as delegate selection continues.
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Sanders says comments by campaign surrogate 'inappropriate'

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:04am
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday disavowed remarks made by a campaign surrogate who said during a large New York City rally that voters should not "continue to elect corporate Democratic whores."
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FCC kept 'Obamaphone' fraud under wraps until after it expanded program

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:55am
Federal regulators were instructed to keep a massive fraud investigation – concerning the “Obamaphone” program, meant to help get low-income families cell phone access – under wraps until a day after a controversial vote to expand the program, one of those regulators claims.
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Congress hits brakes on Puerto Rico debt crisis bill

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:22am
Congress may be one of the few places where lawmakers could celebrate the rich history of a U.S. territory in an elaborate ceremony at one moment yet cast serious doubts on its future the next.
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US begins joint patrols with Philippines in South China Sea

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 2:08am
The United States on Thursday revealed for the first time that American ships have started conducting joint patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, a somewhat rare move not done with many other partners in the region.
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Trump vows Mexico border wall will be built within two years

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:30am
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that his proposed wall across the U.S.-Mexico border would be completed within two years.
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Top Clinton aide, Muslim congressman on newly released ISIS kill list

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:19am
The Islamic State Wednesday featured several prominent Moderate Muslims on a hit list in its terror magazine, including top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
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Obama touts air campaign against ISIS amid continued turmoil in Middle East

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:15am
President Obama touted the U.S.-led coalition’s air campaign against the Islamic State Wednesday, even as political turmoil in Iraq and flares of violence in Syria threaten to jeopardize hard-fought gains.
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Trump campaign manager won't be prosecuted on battery charge

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:15am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a charge of misdemeanor battery over allegations he grabbed the arm of a reporter, the campaign confirmed late Wednesday.
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Trump, Megyn Kelly meet in New York

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:45pm
Fox News host Megyn Kelly and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met in New York City on Wednesday morning.
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Trump campaign manager reportedly won't be prosecuted

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:00pm
The campaign manager of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will not be prosecuted over charges of misdemeanor battery over allegations he grabbed the arm of a reporter, according to a published report.
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Obama says US has 'momentum' in fight against Islamic State

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 6:16pm
President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains.
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Top general: 50,000-troop coalition needed in order to crush ISIS

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:54pm
It will take a coalition of 50,000 troops on the ground to defeat the Islamic State, according to the former army chief of staff who spent more than four years serving in Iraq and who is credited, along with retired General David Petraeus, with being the architect of the successful 2007 troop surge there.
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Report reveals secret meeting by environmentalists to target Exxon, oil industry

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:28pm
Environmentalists backing a Big Tobacco-style government probe of oil companies plotted their strategy for targeting companies like ExxonMobil at a closed-door meeting in Manhattan earlier this year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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Maine gov fights top Democrat in court over political payback charge

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:30pm
Maine's outspoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage battled in court Wednesday over allegations he bullied a nonprofit into rescinding a job offer to his top political rival, state House Speaker Mark Eves, as political payback.
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