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IRS says it’s auditing more millionaires

Attention, millionaires, the watchful eye of the Internal Revenue Service is trained on you. During last year’s tax season, 30 percent of multimillionaires were audited, the agency said. Overall, just 1.1 percent of individual income tax returns were checked.

Fury over Travyon Martin shooting grows as police chief steps down

The aftershocks of Trayvon Martin’s killing continued to reverberate Thursday from Sanford to South Florida, as the embattled police chief and state attorney overseeing the investigation stepped down hours after more than 1,000 Miami-Dade high school students staged a walkout to protest the lack of criminal charges in the case.

Idaho lawmaker Nicole LeFavour wants less frustration, so runs for Congress

WASHINGTON — Nicole LeFavour knows too well what it’s like to fight battles against incredible odds. LeFavour, Idaho’s only openly gay legislator, gave copies of the movie “Brokeback Mountain” for Christmas to 60 fellow members of one of the most conservative legislatures in the nation and pushed in vain a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Obama’s health care law remains huge political issue

WASHINGTON — It was the biggest achievement of his first term, the national health care law that had eluded Democrats for 60 years. “A big (bleep)ing deal,” in the blunt words of Vice President Joe Biden.

But it could help cost President Barack Obama a second term.

Global Health Expert Chosen As World Bank Nominee

Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s nominee to be the leader of the World Bank, is an unconventional choice. As a global health expert, he’s a medical doctor who helped start an international health organization. He currently serves as president of Dartmouth College.

EXCLUSIVE: As ‘The Hunger Games’ Opens Big, Lionsgate Tries to Shut Down Anti-Hunger Advocates

And fans of Suzanne Collins dystopian young adult series The Hunger Games are no different. Pegged to the opening of the film adaptation of the first book in the series, a movie that could be the most profitable film release of 2012, Imagine Better, an umbrella group of multiple fan franchises spearheaded by the Harry Potter Alliance, partnered with Oxfam to launch a campaign called “Hunger Is Not a Game.” It’s a multi-pronged effort, but the main thrust is in support of Oxfam’s GROW campaign, which aims to make food aid more efficient by encouraging local cultivation to reduce shipping costs and waste from spoilage.

Senate GOP Wants George Zimmerman To Be Able To Carry A Concealed Weapon In Nearly Every State

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and 28 other Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill that would allow people authorized to carry concealed weapons in their home state to do the same in other states that allow concealed carry, without requiring a federal permit.

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