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APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday....

Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances....

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash....

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures....

Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records....

Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to....

State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month....

Faulty fan, smoke blamed in brief evacuation of US Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police briefly evacuated hundreds of workers and tourists from the U.S. Capitol and its adjacent visitors' center on Tuesday in a problem officials tentatively blamed on a faulty exhaust fan in a visitor center kitchen....

High court to consider appeal over exclusion of black jurors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will consider whether prosecutors improperly singled out potential black jurors in notes and then excluded them all from the death penalty trial of a black Georgia man accused of murder....

Vermont's Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton's left
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "political revolution" to transform the nation's economy and politics....

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State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy

Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

GOP primary for governor remains undecided in Kentucky

Record number of Americans can register online, vote early

In these times, political catchword is certainty


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