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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Internal Revenue Service

Jul 9, 2014 — Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.
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Jun 21, 2014 — During a committee hearing, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that he did not believe him and that his agency was not being forthcoming.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Commissioner John Koskinen got a frosty reception from Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, who accused him of lying about computer crashes that he says account for the missing data.
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Jun 17, 2014 — House Republicans are demanding to know what happened to missing emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting controversy.
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May 7, 2014 — On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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Apr 9, 2014 — House Republicans cite the former IRS official's attempt to single out Karl Rove's nonprofit — the one that spent $165 million attacking Democrats and helping Republicans.
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Jan 14, 2014 — In response to a 2013 scandal, lawmakers are pushing overall IRS funding to a five-year low and ordering the agency to obey the Constitution.
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Nov 27, 2013 — New rules aimed at clarifying what constitutes political activity for dark-money, non-profit groups are likely to give more heartburn to the right than the left. The majority of big-spending social-welfare organizations known as 501(c)(4) groups in 2012 were conservative.
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Nov 1, 2013 — The rule modification for FSAs means that workers can now carry over up to $500 into the next calendar year without being penalized.
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Oct 22, 2013 — The shutdown delayed the updating and testing of some of the IRS' systems. The original start date of tax season was Jan. 21. now it'll start no earlier than Jan. 28 and no later than Feb. 4.
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