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Tea Party Tax Returns Show Activism on a Budget

Posted: 05/17/2013 - A review finds dozens of tea party groups and other conservative groups subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operate with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities.

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Soldier Gets Life Without Parole in Iraq Killings

Posted: 05/17/2013 - An Army sergeant was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole for the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq.

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House Bill Protects Homeland Security Budget

Posted: 05/17/2013 - A Republican-controlled House panel moved Thursday to protect the Department of Homeland Security from the big cuts facing other domestic agencies under the party's budget slashing plan.

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Head of Fort Campbell Harassment Program Arrested

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The manager of the sexual harassment and assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday.

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Obama Vows Sustained Effort on Military Sex Abuse

Posted: 05/17/2013 - President Barack Obama said Thursday the nation's military leaders told him they are "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services. Obama pledged to "leave no stone unturned" in the effort to halt the abuse, which he said undermines the trust the military needs to be effective.

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Game-changing Improvements in the Works for U.S. Weather Prediction

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Congress has approved large parts of NOAA’s spending plan under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 that will direct $23.7 million (or $25 million before sequestration), a so-called “Sandy supplemental” to the National Weather Service (NWS) for forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.

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US Launches Drone From Aircraft Carrier

Posted: 05/15/2013 - A drone the size of a fighter jet took off from the deck of an American aircraft carrier for the first time Tuesday in a test flight that could eventually open the way for the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world.

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Obama: IRS Actions 'Intolerable,' 'Inexcusable'

Posted: 05/14/2013 - President Barack Obama says a government watchdog's report shows intolerable and inexcusable behavior by the Internal Revenue Service in targeting tea party groups.

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Tougher Drunken Driving Threshold Recommended

Updated: 05/14/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

Updated: 05/14/2013 - The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.

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High-Tech Pushes for More in Immigration Bill

Posted: 05/14/2013 - High-tech companies looking to bring more highly skilled workers to the U.S. are pushing for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate. But labor unions say the Silicon Valley has already gotten enough in the bill and any further changes risk chipping away at protections for U.S. workers.

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New Approach to Back Immigration Bill

Posted: 05/14/2013 - President Barack Obama's political support group is joining with a Republican pro-immigration organization and an effort run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help boost support for a comprehensive immigration bill.

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OK School Board Approves Removal of 10 Commandments

Updated: 05/14/2013 - MULDROW, Okla. (AP) - The Muldrow School Board has approved the removal of Ten Commandments plaques that were displayed in each classroom in the eastern Oklahoma high school.

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Angelina Jolie Says She Had Double Mastectomy

Updated: 05/14/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.

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Gov't Obtains Wide AP Phone Records in Probe

Posted: 05/14/2013 - The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

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