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IRS Warns Tax Filing Deadlines And Refunds Could Be Delayed

The Internal Revenue Service has warned of tax season chaos if Congress fails to pass a series of breaks by the end of November.
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'Concert For Valor' Honors Veterans' Contributions

Tens of thousands of people will be on the National Mall Tuesday night for a Veterans Day event called "The Concert for Valor."
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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.
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GOP Majority Also Brings New Leadership On Key Committees

With every new Congress, power ebbs and flows for certain states. Some, like Michigan, will see a significant loss of congressional clout. Other states, like Texas, could see a surge of power.
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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.
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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.
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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.
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The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

Rates of colorectal cancer have dropped nationally, thanks to better screening. But people who don't have access to health care are more likely to miss out on screening, and face increased risk.
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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting A Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.
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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hall Turbocharge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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