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Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes, resulting in an unknown number of lost emails, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Friday in an unusually tense congressional hearing.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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UN: Number of world's displaced over 50 million

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Maine tow truck driver swarmed by honeybees

WAYNE, Maine (AP) — What started as a routine response for a Maine tow truck driver ended with a trip to the hospital after he was swarmed by thousands of honeybees.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Obama sending military advisers to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding back from more robust options, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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House Republicans Elect Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans set out to shuffle their leadership lineup on Thursday in elections that highlighted a wider struggle inside a party divided between the establishment and red-state, tea party forces.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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New push to get girls into computer sciences

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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A divided House GOP ready to pick new leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Rep. Eric Cantor's No. 2 House Republican leadership job, but GOP restiveness along ideological and regional lines is on full display in a wide-open race for the party's next-ranking post of majority whip.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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