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Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

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A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

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With TV Grant, Gov. Scott Aims For Hispanic Hipsters

Gov. Rick Scott is aiming for Hispanic hipsters with a grant to help launch Fusion TV in Miami.

The Republican made a splash in Miami last year when he pledged $5 million in state money to help launch the new youth-oriented Fusion network.

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Grassley Probes IRS-Social Security Skim

Sen. Charles Grassley is demanding answers from Treasury and Social Security. Photo/TRNS

“Is it fair and reasonable to pursue debts from the surviving children for payments to the parents?” the Iowa Republican asked.

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Chinese Ask: Where’s The Beef … And Visas?

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A bankrupt meatpacking plant in South Dakota has left Chinese investors without promised visas, and another black eye for America’s EB-5 immigration program.

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Taxing Day: IRS Seizes Refunds From Parents’ Social Security

BACKING OFF? Social Security announced Monday that the IRS will only hold refunds from "overpayment" cases during the past 10 years.

Along with death and taxes, add a third certainty in life: taxes after death.

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Consumer Alert: Dodd-Frank Melting Down Banks

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Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders.

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What Cuts? Defense Spending Tops $1 Trillion

A new report says record defense spending has "squandered" resources.

Contrary to a media mantra of supposed military cutbacks, defense-related spending is on track to surpass $1 trillion.

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‘Alarming Mismanagement’ At Foreign-Student Program

Sen. Charles Grassley is demanding answers from Treasury and Social Security. Photo/TRNS

A fast-growing foreign-student work program is taking jobs from U.S. citizens, while its “alarming mismanagement” poses a national security threat, critics charge.

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Eric Cantor Feels Heat Over Immigration ‘Boondoggle’

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Two Republican congressional candidates in Virginia say the federal investor-visa program is “ripe with abuse” and that it’s time for a House cleaning.

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Trying To Pick Business Winners, South Dakota Comes Up A Loser

CHALLENGER: South Dakota Republican gubernatorial candidate doesn't like the way her state has been doing business.

Bankruptcies, a suspicious suicide and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign-investment ventures in South Dakota.

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Education Dept. Announces New Teacher Prep. Evaluation System

The new regulations require states to move towards outcomes rather than inputs, such as new teacher employment, as well as surveys on effective preparation, student learning outcomes

Feature: Arab Spring Culminates in Tunisian Presidential Election

A woman inks her finger before casting her vote in Tunisia's presidential election. November 23, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Tunisians voted to elect a new president on Sunday, bringing full circle the democratic aspirations first articulated in the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

Gov. Nixon Issues Additional National Guard Troops to Ferguson

National Guard presence will be upped from 700 troops on Monday to 2,200 on Tuesday – roughly a tenth of Ferguson’s population.

Pentagon Refutes Claims of “Bad Blood” Between Hagel and White House

Even as Defense Sec. Hagel’s resignation was met with claims that he was pushed out. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. Kirby, said this is false.

CDC: One Third Of HIV Infections Getting Treated

About 20 percent of those that do not have HIV under control are unaware that they have the virus, according to a CDC report.

Brown Family Attorneys Condemn Grand Jury Decision

Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump called the process “unfair” and broken.” Sharpton said that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch had gone out of his way to criminalize Brown.