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Obama cuts prison sentence with typo, plans more clemency

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:27pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order.

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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:21pm

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

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Common Core stirs controversy for Catholic schools

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:45pm

Classrooms at some Catholic schools are undergoing a transformation, as decades-old traditions are being updated with Common Core state standards.

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IRS considers taxing work perks like food, gym memberships

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:03pm

In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend. But the taxman could soon crack down.

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Administration reportedly holding back on non-lethal aid to Ukraine

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:34pm

The Obama administration reportedly is withholding even non-lethal military aid to Ukraine for fear it could further inflame tensions -- despite already intensifying clashes between the country's government and pro-Russia militiamen.

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How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:10pm

On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling  $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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Montana GOP House candidate shoots down drone in campaign ad

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:02pm

A Republican candidate for Congress in Montana has a message for the federal government: if you send a drone to spy on me, I’ll take it out.

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Union fights bipartisan effort to force IRS to hire private tax collectors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:11pm

The IRS stopped using private tax collectors in 2009 after determining that agency employees could do a better job.

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Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters to preserve current pensions

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:47pm

The deal was announced Tuesday by mediators who have been negotiating privately with all parties in Detroit's bankruptcy.

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Obama corrects record for inmate given extra prison time over typo in paperwork

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:34pm

President Obama has shaved a few years off the sentence of a federal inmate who mistakenly received a longer prison term because of a typo -- a typo that would have meant three-and-a-half more years in prison if it hadn't been caught.

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Court upholds EPA emission standards for hazardous air pollutants

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:42am

The appeals court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other dangerous air pollutants.

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Colorado drivers say police profiling them in other states on heels of pot legalization

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:33am

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.

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‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:35am

Tensions simmered Tuesday in the standoff between federal land managers and a Nevada rancher -- but the feds are being coy about how far they'll go to pursue Cliven Bundy as both sides regroup for their next move.

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America's $1.4 trillion Tuesday

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:19am

Uncle Sam’s haul this year is going to be enormous. What does all that buy you?

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Happy Tax Day: RNC files lawsuit against IRS for 'illegal stonewalling' of scandal documents

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:00am

The Republican National Committee, just in time for Tax Day, is filing a lawsuit against the IRS over what it calls "illegal stonewalling" of its request for documents related to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.

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In Iowa, go to prom, get a tax credit

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:48am

If you look as carefully into the Iowa tax code as Joe Kristan, a certified public accountant and creator of the Tax Update Blog, you will find certain prom expenses qualify you for a break under the state’s Tuition and Textbook Credit.

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Russia test new missile amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:36am

The SS-27 Mod 2 is Russia’s newest ICBM and has been touted by Russian officials as designed specifically to defeat U.S. missile defenses.

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Obama observes a moment of silence for anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:25am

The moment of silence is planned for 2:49 p.m., the same time two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon last April 15.

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Snowden’s revenge: Journalists win Pulitzers for his NSA leaks

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am

Ed Snowden, the fugitive from justice now hiding out in Moscow, didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize today. But his handiwork was rewarded in dramatic fashion.

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Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:45am

A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

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