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  • Trying to talk with IRS can be taxing

    No one expects the federal government to be a model of efficiency. But with a projected deficit of nearly $600 billion this year, you'd think officials would do everything possible to help people pay their taxes. Kathleen Klein thought so. All the...
  • Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms

    Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms
    With days left before the August break, congressional leaders unveiled a $17-billion bipartisan compromise Monday to fix the tattered Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal includes $10 billion in emergency funds to allow veterans to go to outside...
  • Lloyds not off hook yet after $370 million Libor fines

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group could face further punishment after agreeing to pay fines totaling $370 million for its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and for attempting to manipulate fees for a government lending scheme to help...
  • John M. Crisp: Immigration protests short on compassion

    If one were looking for an occasion to convene fellow protestors, to make signs and placards, to post picket lines, and to compose protest chants, many possibilities present themselves. For example, why aren't we more angry and vocal about climate...
  • GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms

    GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms
    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company's defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company's apparent 10-year...
  • Glenview expands Grove historic landmark

    Glenview expands Grove historic landmark
    The Grove National Historic Landmark in Glenview recently expanded with an addition of 12.5 acres. The 135-acre preserve, which is operated by the Glenview Park District, was once part of land owned by early Glenview-area settler and renowned...
  • Pennsylvania may bar use of drones to help or harass hunters

    HARRISBURG — State lawmakers may regulate the use of aerial drones to monitor hunting activities and help hunters pursue game. The Senate weighed in on the emerging national issue last month when it unanimously approved legislation to ban the use...
  • President Obama is reaping what he sowed on the health care law [Letter]

    President Obama is reaping what he sowed on the health care law [Letter]
    Maybe if President Obama had reached out to the GOP back in 2010 and incorporated several of their requests — tort reform, interstate insurance competition, tax cuts — he would have had more bipartisan support and we would not be seeing the...
  • Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese antitrust probe

    China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese regulator is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp MSFT.O over its Windows operating system, in the latest of a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China. China'...
  • U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers....
  • Disruptive democracy in Towson [Editorial]

    Disruptive democracy in Towson  [Editorial]
    We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...