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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

WASHINGTON — The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from...


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Employers cut jobs in 31 US states as growth slows

WASHINGTON — Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job...


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CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods

HOUSTON — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for...


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US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

WASHINGTON — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by...


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Researchers say fake and low-quality drugs a 'global pandemic'

Fake and substandard drugs are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths around the globe each year, and the persistent lack of reliable medicines in poor...




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Advocates push for paid medical, family leave

It’s been more than 20 years since passage of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time for...


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Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

MINNEAPOLIS — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest,...


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S. Utah restaurant brings back bull's oversized feature

HURRICANE— Private parts have become decidedly public in the small southern Utah town of Hurricane, where a local restaurant caused uproar by displaying a...


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Ogden soup kitchen project seeks crowd-sourcing funds

OGDEN — A project is seeking crowdfunding investors in its attempt to redesign how soup kitchens work. O­-Town Kitchen hopes to raise $8,500 through an...


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TV broadcasters stand to make billions by selling airwaves to

The country’s entire mobile future rests on the industry that gave us Milton Berle and Edward R. Murrow. Broadcasting may be an industry that many associate...


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WASHINGTON — The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and...