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Nevada Assembly Passes Brianna's Law

Updated: 05/20/2013 - A bill requiring DNA to be collected from everyone arrested on felony charges in Nevada has almost cleared the state Legislature.

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Carney: Senior White House Staff Knew of IRS Probe

Posted: 05/20/2013 - The White House says White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was first informed about an audit of the IRS' inappropriate targeting of conservative groups on April 24 and that she notified senior staff, including Denis McDonough, the chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

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Ensign to Pay $32K Fine Over Parents' Payment

Posted: 05/19/2013 - The Federal Election Commission says former U.S. Sen. John Ensign has agreed to pay a $32,000 civil penalty over a payment made by his parents to his one-time mistress.

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Amendments Add Money for Mental Health

Posted: 05/19/2013 - Legislative money committees have added $6 million for mental health programs, including a home visit pilot program, community interaction services and more beds for mentally ill inmates at a northern Nevada psychiatric hospital.

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Obama: We Can Fix IRS

Posted: 05/16/2013 - President Barack Obama is promising to work with Congress to make sure the IRS doesn't abuse its power.

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Tax on Admissions-Entertainment Debated

Updated: 05/15/2013 - State legislators are discussing an entertainment-admissions tax that would have you paying more for a wide range of activities in the state. An eight percent tax would apply to almost anything that requires a membership or a ticket. Movie tickets, gym memberships, greens fees at golf courses and ski tickets would all be taxed.

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Obama: Acting IRS Commissioner Stepping Down

Posted: 05/15/2013 - President Barack Obama says the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, has submitted his resignation in the aftermath of an investigation that found the agency improperly targeted conservative groups.

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Heads of Benghazi Review Board Say They'll Testify

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The leaders of the panel that independently reviewed the attack last year in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans have agreed to testify publicly before Congress to counter what they consider unfounded criticism of their work.

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Assembly Passes Transgender Hate Crime Bill

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Nevada lawmakers are making a strong statement that crimes motivated by hatred of someone being a transgender person will not be tolerated in the Silver State.

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Senate Democrats Announce Temporary Tax Plan

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says his budget adds $120 million for K-12 education and he's opposed to a plan announced by Senate Democrats to raise the state's payroll tax to increase education spending.

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Bill Makes Tax Abatement Program Audits Public

Updated: 05/14/2013 - A Nevada lawmaker is pushing a bill that would insert a accountability to the state's tax abatement programs and help lawmakers make budget decisions.

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