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IRS crashes can prevent legitimate taxpayers

CLOSE How to protect yourself against tax prisoners and identity fraud. Josmar Taveras, USA TODAY Kim Henry thought she had a simple tax return this year. The 59-year-old resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, expected a small refund – only $ 327. However, after returning her electronically on the first tax filing day in January, she received a letter from the …

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College admissions scandal: 33 parents are charged. How will their kids be affected?

They're facing questions about the students involved and whether they knew about their parents' alleged acts. And, at a time of year when colleges are whittling down the mountain of applications and sending out acceptance letters, they're having to look for prospective students who might be connected to the scandal. Thirty-three parent charges in the investigation dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized for response

CLOSE Boxes of peoples were gunned down after a gunman opened fire in two Islamic mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.      USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew backlash on Twitter after criticizing those who offered prayers after the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. "At 1st I thought of, 'Imagine being told your house of faith …

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Beto O'Rourke wrote poem asking for a cow to 'wax my ass' and 'scrub my balls'

eto O'Rourke's youthful artistic experiments included a poem pleading for genital grooming and a sacred cow to lactate, according to newly-documented documents. At age 16 in 1988, under the pseudonym "Psychedelic Warlord," O'Rourke, now 46, authored "The Song of the Cow" – a bizarre piece of experimental writing that included the lines asking for a cow to "buff "and" scrub …

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Russian Oligarch Sues the U.S. About Sanctions

WASHINGTON – Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin, sued the United States government on Friday, demanding the lift sanctions that have claimed him billions of dollars, made him "radioactive" in international business Circles and Exposure to Criminal Investigation and Asset Confiscation in Russia In a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in …

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Man wanted for tackling brown pelican in Florida

Warning: Some viewers may find the video distressing. DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. – Florida authorities are looking at Maryland man who apparently tackled a federally protected pelican and then posted a video on social media. The Miami Herald reports the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into the video which shows 21-year-old William Hunter Hardesty trying to capture a pelican …

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Donald Trump to use veto power for the first time for his border wall

CLOSE A new poll may not be favored by President Trump but that means there are no concerns from American voters. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.      Buzz60, Buzz60 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was granted a veto on a congressional resolution on Friday, following his national emergency declaration at the U.S. Mexico border, the power for the first …

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Will we see the report? Actually, there are two – and Bill Barr can't hide the second one

Thursday provided Americans with an exceptionally rare political moment. The House of Representatives voted unanimously on an issue so fraught with partisanship that opposing sides are unable to remain civil, much less agree on anything. A non-binding resolution designed as a message to Attorney General William Barr, the House voted 420-0 (four Republicans voted present) to make special counsel Robert …

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