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Two IRS scandals hit Washington: One you've heard of, one you haven't

05/14/13 02:33PM

There are two IRS scandals that are boiling over Washington—one that is positively roiling the beltway and the country, and another that has received so little attention is might as well be a secret. The president Monday responded to the scandal everyone's heard about—the one that broke open on Friday when an IRS official admitted that the agency had specifically targeted for extra scrutiny, conservative and tea party groups seeking nonprofit status. read more

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#click3: Ground Control to Major Tom

05/13/13 10:15PM

1. How equal are your retweets? Thanks to Twee-Q, you can find out whether you retweet as many women as men. If you use Twitter and you care about gender equality in social media, this will make you think. 2. An amazing slideshow depicting a man who attempted suicide in 2005, and the cop who talked him away from the ledge. Here's where they are now. 3. Astronaut Chris Hadfield recently had his last day on the International Space Station, after five months. To celebrate, he sang this awesome cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity. Check it out: read more

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder read "The Rainbow Fish" book to a pre-kindergarten class at Thirkell Elementary School in Detroit on Monday, May 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)

As some Michigan schools remain closed, many more face budget woes

05/13/13 02:55PM

One week into the Buena Vista School District's' budget crisis, school remains out of session for Saginaw, Michigan's 435 public school students. In fact, the district's schools are closed for at least the remainder of this year, district officials announced on Monday. Students who want to complete their coursework will have the option of attending a voluntary "skills enhancement camp" over the summer instead. read more

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#click3 Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal

05/11/13 05:20PM

1. Blogger Reuben Fischer-Baum shows that your state's highest paid employee is most likely a sports coach. Fischer-Baum collected data from media reports and state salary databases and found that the highest paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, 13 basketball coaches--and one hockey coach, in New Hampshire.
 2.  The advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi released this video of young kids trying different types of food for the first time. Imagine trying an olive for the first time? Their reactions, in slow motion, are absolutely priceless. read more

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