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IRS Inquiries Crossed The Line, Tea Party Groups Say

Activists are calling for a full investigation, and possibly lawsuits, following revelations the IRS flagged so-called Patriot groups for scrutiny in applications for federal tax-exempt status. Groups say they were asked about rallies, Facebook and Twitter activity.
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Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit

A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business. The principal insists it's not just a pint-sized business school. The goal is to give kids a well-rounded education that is also applicable in the real world.
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Women In Combat: Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines must submit plans Wednesday for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions. The move will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them, but the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.
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Member Of Fort Hood Sexual Assault Response Team Accused Of Abuse

The Army sergeant, who faces accusations of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates, was suspended from all duties, but hasn't been charged. The accusations come just days after a similar case involving an officer in the Air Force's sexual assault response office.
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Benghazi Review Board Chair Asks Issa For Chance To Testify

Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering says he and Adm. Michael Mullen should be allowed to clear up 'unfounded' criticisms against the investigative board.
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IRS Inspector General Faults 'Ineffective Management'

Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley about the IRS Inspector General's report on the agency's audit of conservative groups.

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