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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.
 
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IRS scandal

Mar 5, 2014 — Lois Lerner has been at the center of a storm over the targeting of conservative groups. She wouldn't answer a House committee's questions. Then the panel's GOP chairman and ranking Democrat sparred.
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Nov 26, 2013 — The agency came under fire earlier this year for targeting conservative groups. It says new guidelines will make its job easier and give organizations a better sense of what they can and cannot do, and still retain their tax-exempt status.
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Jul 30, 2013 — A new House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced, "more questions, more denials, more delays," says committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.
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Jun 24, 2013 — Danny Werfel, the new acting chief of the IRS, said the "be on the lookout" list used to flag Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny wasn't the only list the agency had been using.
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Jun 4, 2013 — An inspector general's report takes aim at how the IRS spent its money at a 2010 conference. It concludes the agency could have spent less than the $4.1 million it expended.
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Jun 4, 2013 — Representatives of conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS tell Congress about the delays and demands they encountered when applying for tax-exempt status.
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Jun 3, 2013 — In the wake of reports that conservative groups' requests for tax-exempt status got extra scrutiny, new IRS acting Commissioner Danny Werfel tells a House panel the agency must earn Americans' trust. The panel questioned Werfel about his agency's scandals at an oversight hearing Monday.
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May 22, 2013 — Lois Lerner, who's at the center of the political firestorm over her agency's singling out of some conservative groups for extra scrutiny, invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions from Congress.
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May 21, 2013 — Under Douglas Shulman's watch, IRS personnel singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. That, he conceded Tuesday, has "justifiably led to questions" about the tax agency's motivation.
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May 21, 2013 — Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and outgoing acting Commissioner Steven Miller are being grilled. The IRS is under fire because some conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status were given extra scrutiny in recent years. An inspector general has called the actions "inappropriate."
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