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A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive

A year into congressional scrutiny of the IRS, House Republicans have narrowed their focus to two issues: former CIA official Lois Lerner's lost batch of emails, and the possible political motivations behind the agency's targeting of conservative groups. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the investigators may be asking the wrong questions.
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Congress Pulls A Smooth Maneuver To Make Highway Payments

Lawmakers looking for ways to patch a hole in the Highway Trust Fund have zeroed in on a budget gimmick called "pension smoothing." Never heard of it? You're not alone.
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House GOP Counters Obama's Request By Promising Own Proposal

House Republicans have resisted granting President Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency immigration funds. Now, they're crafting a package of their own to respond to the crisis at the border.
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Why Some Politicians Turn Down Free Money

Once in a while, elected officials turn down raises because they think it looks bad if they're also having to cut budgets or raise taxes. Sometimes, though, they're genuinely altruistic.
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Two Former State Attorneys General Arrested In Utah

The former chief law enforcement officers face 23 counts of bribery, obstruction of justice and other charges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert calls it "a black eye" for the state.
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In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

The Peace Corps has announced that it's streamlining its application process so volunteers won't have to spend hours doing paperwork or wait a year to find out if they're being sent abroad.
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In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.
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Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To Ballot

The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.
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Colorful Politician Buddy Cianci Wants To Be Providence's Mayor ... Again

The long serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, spent more than four years in prison on felony corruption charges and was forced to resign — twice. And now he is running again for mayor.
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Vote On National Harbor Casino Delayed Until Next Monday

The casino along the water on National Harbor is now on hold after the Prince George's County Council delayed a vote on the matter.

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