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    Consider The Taxpayer

    Many economists think reform of America's tangled tax code is long overdue. With a so-called fiscal cliff looming and candidates looking to appeal to voters, now may be the perfect time to float new ideas and changes. So why aren't we hearing much about tax policy on the campaign trail or at the conventions?

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    To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

    The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.
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    Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

    The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.
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    IRS Seizes Financial Records For Park Southern Apartment Buildings In D.C.

    A troubled housing complex that is becoming an issue in D.C.'s upcoming mayoral election had its records seized by the IRS as part of an apparent federal investigation into its finances.

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    Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

    A shocking video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

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