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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.
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."
NRA: Second Amendment covers knives too
Gun rights advocates expand their Second Amendment ideology to encompass knives, too.
Federal judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage
And "clerks could start issuing licenses on Monday unless a higher court intervenes."
Federal detainees stage hunger strike in Tacoma
The 750 people at the detention center are demanding better conditions.
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