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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

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“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

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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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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

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A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.