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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:06am

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:03am

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:18am

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:17am

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.

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Sleater-Kinney's Deleted Scenes

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:03am

The beloved punk trio is back after nearly a decade away. Hear a few candid thoughts from the members about singing, live performance and having famous fans.

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Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:03am

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears arguments on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Bacon Blamed For China's Smog Problem

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:29am

An environmental official says smoking, the traditional method used to preserve pork, is polluting the air. As residents smoke meat in preparation for the Chinese New Year, the smog has increased.

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Miss Lebanon Criticized For Photo With Miss Israel

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:26am

Miss Israel took a selfie at the Miss Universe pageant that captured other women including Miss Lebanon. After being criticized for being in the photo, Miss Lebanon insists she didn't pose it.

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Nuclear Talks With Iran Recess After 'Limited' Progress

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:11am

Iran and six world powers wrapped up their latest round of talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiations resume in February ahead of a self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal.

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Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Improvements

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to the nation's aging infrastructure.

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Guinea Launches Campaign To End Ebola In 60 Days

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

Health and government officials have begun an effort to rid the West African nation of Ebola. Health officials say the campaign is needed because pockets of resistance and denial remain in Guinea.

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Obama Strategizes How To Be A Successful Lame Duck President

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed in the past.

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Obama Proposes New Taxes On The Wealthy

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Cokie Roberts about the week ahead in politics and reaction to President Obama's tax proposal.

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Lost King UCLA Speech Found In Basement Archive

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

Tapes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s April 1965 remarks at UCLA were recently discovered and offer a glimpse into how his words still resonate today.

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Students Describe What King's Legacy Means To Them

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream mean to today's youth? Young people in schools across the country talk about whether King's dream has been fulfilled, and how they'll continue his legacy.

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White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.

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U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.

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Europe Moves Against Terror Cells. Should There Be More Coordination?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks with Peter Neumann, director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College in London.

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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:03am

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.

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What Does Martin Luther King's Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:35am

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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