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Senate Panel Holds Hearing On Racial Profiling Bill

Civil rights groups are lobbying Congress to put an end to racial profiling, the practice of targeting people because of their race or religion. A bill before Congress aims to do just that. On Tuesday, a Senate Judiciary panel heard from victims, police and lawmakers.

Small Businesses Get Big Political Hype. What's The Reality?

The one thing politicians seem to agree on is the value of small businesses — and they love, love, love to talk about them. But the intense focus on small businesses may overstate the economic case.

If You Hate Tax Day, Just Wait Until Next Year

More than 99 million federal taxpayers had filed their returns as of Tuesday, with more than 80 million of those expecting a refund. But if Congress and the president don't act, 2012 could mark the end of more than a decade of rock-bottom taxes.
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DC Vote Renews Push For Budget Autonomy On Capitol Hill

Activists turned up at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to renew the battle for budget autonomy, as the looming specter of government shutdown prompts more residents to action.