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As IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups, It Went After Progressives Too

In 2013, IRS official Lois Lerner revealed that conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status had been getting extra scrutiny, based on words such as "tea party" or "patriots" in their names.<p>For conservatives, she confirmed their darkest suspicions. In the Tea Party heyday years of 2009 and 2010, …

Tea Party

Raiders' Super Bowl hopes dim as quarterback Carr breaks leg | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland Raiders held on for a 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday at Oakland Coliseum, but the win came at a huge cost.<p>December 24, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders …

Football (U.S.)

China needs to regulate 'money gates' but guard against financial stress: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to keep financial market liquidity stable and regulate its "money gates" to prevent asset bubbles, but it also needs to ensure a lack of liquidity doesn't cause financial stress, according to a commentary in a newspaper owned by the People's Bank of China.<p>Chinese …

Bank of China

Cyanogen Inc. shuts down services and OS; open-source CyanogenMod project will remain

Sneaking the big news on the long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced discontinuation of the operating system and all services by December 31. Per the official statement, CyanogenMod OS and source code will remain available for the community.<p>The ambitious startup aimed to build a better …

Android News

The Latest: Russian divers to work all night at crash site

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian aircraft with 92 people on board en route to Russia's air base in Syria (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>…