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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.
  • U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

    U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search. The bill,...

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on...

    Challenger pushes liberal causes in Democratic primary

    Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win. The Democrat-dominated district —...

    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....