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IRS Targeted Additional Conservative Groups, Probe Shows

Groups that focused on issues such as government spending, taxes and making America "a better place to live" were given extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, according to news reports. That's in addition to the "tea party" and "patriot" groups the IRS has apologized for singling out.
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'I Hope He Rots,' Says Brother Of Cleveland Kidnap Suspect

"I want him to suffer," Onil Castro tells CNN about his brother Ariel, who is accused of kidnapping three young women and holding them captive in his home for about a decade. Onil and Pedro Castro, another brother, say they knew nothing about what was allegedly happening inside their brother's home.
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Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

Etta May Lopez wanted to stop smoking. She decided she needed to go someplace where she could not buy cigarettes. After slapping a Sacramento sheriff's deputy, she now has 63 days to stop smoking.
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4-Year-Old Boy Chosen As Mayor Of Dorset, Minn.

He won his seat by having his name picked out of a hat — an annual tradition for the small town of 22. Mayor Tufts is celebrated in town as a singer, dancer, and fisherman.
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Firms Complain Bloomberg OK'd Reporters Tracking Subscribers

Giant financial data company Bloomberg is acknowledging that some of its subscribers were tracked by the company's reporters. The reporters were allowed to see what kind of information the subscribers were looking at and how long it had been since they logged on. The tracking came to light after Goldman Sachs Raised questions about the practice. Over the weekend, the Federal Reserve said it is looking into whether its employees were tracked as well.
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SEC Focus May Lead To 2012 Stock Act Being Amended

The Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation in the hottest sector of Washington's influence industry: political intelligence. It's the business of collecting highly detailed information from Congress and the regulatory agencies, and using it to make money on Wall Street.
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Cleveland Community Ponders Decade-Old Kidnapping Case

It's been a week since three women kidnapped more than a decade ago escaped from a house in Cleveland. Residents are trying to come to terms that the missing women had been living near them the whole time.

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