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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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Washoe School Tax Bill Remains in Limbo

Posted: 05/13/2013 - A bill to raise the sales and property tax rates in Washoe County to fund maintenance at aging schools remains in limbo.

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Obama Calls GOP Talk on Benghazi a Sideshow

Posted: 05/13/2013 - President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican criticism of his administration's handling of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, calling the criticism a political sideshow.

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US Government Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

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Snowe Presses for Bipartisanship in New Book

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine railed against obstructionist politics and partisanship in the Senate. Now she's continuing to work for civility and compromise from outside the Senate.

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Pickering Says He Wanted to Testify

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Former ambassador Thomas Pickering says he was willing to testify last week to a House panel looking into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya last year -- but that he was blocked from doing so.

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Obama Says Health Care Law 'Here to Stay'

Posted: 05/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is rallying support for his health care law, saying the law has already provided an array of benefits and will now give those without insurance a chance to obtain it.

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Administration Defends Emails on Libya Attacks

Updated: 05/10/2013 - The Obama administration says now-discredited talking points about the deadly attacks in Libya are being taken out of context - as are emails seeking to revise the talking points.

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