The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration releases another report on the IRS on Tuesday, an audit on spending at more than 200 IRS conferences over a three-year period. The IRS is the focus of three House committee hearings this week.
Cooler weather helped firefighters gain ground on a huge blaze that has scorched more than 45 square miles northwest of Los Angeles. Firefighters were able to double containment of the Powerhouse wildfire, which had been fueled by dry brush and windy conditions over the weekend.
The retailing giant says it will launch training for 70,000 associates to help them spot fruits and vegetables that should no longer be on shelves. The move follows complaints that understaffing was leading to low-quality produce of dubious freshness in stores.
Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about a new proposal to crack down on Chicago gangs with Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, former federal prosecutor Ron Safer, and criminal justice reporter Rob Wildeboer.
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk recently suggested that federal agents arrest tens of thousands of Chicago gang members. But would that tactic work? Host Michel Martin asks Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, former federal prosecutor Ron Safer, and reporter Rob Wildeboer.
Seemingly safe pills for cholesterol and diabetes have become a big cause of poisonings in children and teenagers, a study finds. Narcotic painkillers remain a significant problem, but other commonly prescribed drugs for chronic conditions can cause serious injuries and deaths.
In a recent article for Slate, NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates wrote that it's unfair when parents pull the 'kid card' by saying they need to leave work to care for children. She joins host Michel Martin to discuss the issue, along with father and author Phil Lerman, and Bridget Johnson, a childless journalist.
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