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IRA warns taxpayers about scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a fraud alert for international financial institutions complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Scam artists posing as the IRS have fraudulently solicited financial institutions seeking account holder identity and financial…

Marijuana should be legal

Democrats should lead a nationwide push to reduce penalties for minor drug possession, acknowledging that former President Richard Nixon’s war on drugs has been less successful than the Prohibition on alcohol, which gave vast power to organized crime. America’s prisons…

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Attorney General Eric Holder will step down from the Justice Department he has led since February of 2009, as soon as a replacement can be confirmed. Civil-rights leaders at a Congressional Black Caucus conference had no sooner finished singing the praises of…