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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tax cheats on the rise

Tax-avoidance is soaring, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS inspector general says that while prosecutions are up 18 percent in the last four years, at least $30 billion in taxes is lost because of citizens who fail to file _ a 33 percent increase over the last three years.

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Lives of redemption

Dan McAdams wants to help people learn how to frame their lives as narratives, and in many American lives a key theme is redemption. McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, published “The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By” in October.

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Congress closes in on torture ban

Congressional negotiators were near a deal on Thursday on a defense bill that would put into law a ban on the torture and inhumane treatment of detainees, a step the White House has opposed.

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U.S. backs down in Padilla debacle

The U.S. government, in an unusual retreat, urged a federal appeals court on Friday to set aside its ruling that allowed the United States to hold an American citizen as an enemy combatant without being charged

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DeLay faces political trouble at home

“He’s lost a lot of credibility with me,” said Sandra Alldredge, who described herself as a lifelong Republican and DeLay voter. “I always thought he did real well for the local district,” she said, but his recent indictment “puts a cloud over everything. I may have to vote for a Democrat this time.”

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