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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Tax Day: chances of getting audited lowest ever

Fewer auditing agents will be policing Americans' tax returns due to budget cuts and new IRS responsibilities. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Obama: Republicans trying to rig midterm elections

"President Obama deplored on Friday what he called a Republican campaign to deny voting rights to millions of Americans as he stepped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season."

NEW YORK TIMES

NRA: Second Amendment covers knives too

Gun rights advocates expand their Second Amendment ideology to encompass knives, too.

THE ATLANTIC

Federal judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage

And "clerks could start issuing licenses on Monday unless a higher court intervenes." 

WASHINGTON POST

Federal detainees stage hunger strike in Tacoma

The 750 people at the detention center are demanding better conditions.

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