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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law.

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Food Stamps
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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

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Barack Obama
FILE - In this Feb. 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a summit on cybersecurity on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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House takes up bill designed to thwart cyberattacks

The House on Wednesday is expected to pass long-awaited legislation designed to thwart cyberattacks by encouraging private companies to share information about the attackers' methods with the government.

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John Hinckley's attorney Barry Levine, arrives at the federal courthouse in Washington
John Hinckley's attorney Barry Levine, arrives at the federal courthouse in Washington (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.

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Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Awareness (Uriel Sinai, Getty Images)
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Anti-human trafficking bill expected to pass Senate

Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the victims of sex trafficking moved toward Senate passage Wednesday after lawmakers solved a partisan dispute over abortion that had sidetracked the bill for weeks.

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Infertility Awareness Week (Monkey Business Images Ltd, ThinkStock)
Infertility Awareness Week (Monkey Business Images Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Infertility Awareness Week – Struggling couples are not alone

The stigma attached to infertility keeps many couples across the country from seeking treatment. But during National Infertility Awareness Week this week, specialists are highlighting the fact that they are not alone and there is help available.

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Pope Francis, center, exchanges his skull cap with one donated to him by a pilgrim as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican
Pope Francis, center, exchanges his skull cap with one donated to him by a pilgrim as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Vatican confirms pope will stop in Cuba stop en route to US

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in the last week of September, the Vatican said Wednesday.

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, address the media after a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, address the media after a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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Paris extremist’s misfire thwarts imminent attack on church

PARIS (AP) -- An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was only prevented from opening fire on churchgoers because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday.

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Vice President Joe Biden, center, accompanied by PECO director of transmission operations Dave Weaver, and Denis O'Brien CEO of Exelon Utilities, tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden, center, accompanied by PECO director of transmission operations Dave Weaver, and Denis O'Brien CEO of Exelon Utilities, tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Biden visits Philadelphia to highlight energy plan

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday released a long-term energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe, clean energy.

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Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Newspaper lawsuit against Palin stalled over confidentiality

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A potential settlement between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and a New Jersey newspaper over the use of a famous Sept. 11 photograph is stalled over confidentiality issues, court filings show.

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