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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

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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 Day Ahead – April 28, 2015

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Pope Francis meets with Ban Ki-moon and the Supreme Court hears four major cases that could decide the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 27, 2015

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Humanitarian aid is slow to reach Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake Saturday, and the US pledges to speed up dismantling its retired nuclear weapons.

US to Accelerate Dismantling of Retired Nukes by 20%

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John Kerry extends offer to Russia for both countries to reduce deployed missiles and warheads by a further one-third below New START Treaty levels.

Report: Five Journalists Working For Libyan TV Station Killed by Islamic State

The crew members, employed by a private, pro-federalist Libyan TV network, were found dead Monday.

WH Plans To Create Hostage Family Engagement Team

The White House “Hostage Family Engagement Team” initiative would provide “families full-time and direct access to professionals who can provide timely information and other necessary support during and after a hostage crisis,” a senior U.S. official has said

$10 Million: The Latest On U.S. Aid To Nepal

The country was rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.