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IRS Targeted Additional Conservative Groups, Probe Shows

IRS Targeted Additional Conservative Groups, Probe Shows

“The Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names — as the agency admitted Friday — to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to ‘make America a better place to live,’ ” The Wall Street Journal reports.

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

A few days after Rehtaeh Parsons’ mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons’ alleged rapists.

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first U.N. treaty to regulate the estimated $60 billion global arms trade on Tuesday.

President’s Pen Establishes New National Monuments

President’s Pen Establishes New National Monuments

President Obama on Monday designated five new national monuments, including one in Maryland dedicated to anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and another setting aside Washington state’s San Juan Islands.

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players has also been the victim of online harassment, the state’s top prosecutor said late Monday.

FBI’s ‘National Security Letters’ Demands Ruled Unconstitutional

FBI’s ‘National Security Letters’ Demands Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in California ruled today that the FBI cannot secretly demand data from banks and phone companies in national security cases.

To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Iraq Invasion, Researchers Assess The Cost

To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Iraq Invasion, Researchers Assess The Cost

Nearly ten years since the United States invaded Iraq, researchers at Brown University are assessing the cost of the war.

More Problems Aboard Carnival Cruise Ships

More Problems Aboard Carnival Cruise Ships

For the past month, management at Carnival Cruise Line has been in a nearly constant state of damage control.

Justice’s Voting Rights Unit Suffers ‘Deep Ideological Polarization’ Says Watchdog

Justice’s Voting Rights Unit Suffers ‘Deep Ideological Polarization’ Says Watchdog

The Justice Department’s voting rights unit suffers from “deep ideological polarization” and a “disappointing lack of professionalism” including leaks of sensitive case information, harassment and mistreatment among colleagues who have political differences, department watchdogs concluded Tuesday.

General’s Dismissal Of Sex Assault Conviction Sparks Anger, Review Of System

General’s Dismissal Of Sex Assault Conviction Sparks Anger, Review Of System

An Air Force general’s decision to dismiss the charges against a lieutenant colonel who was convicted of sexual assault has outraged many members of Congress and led new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to say he’s ordered a review of the case.