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A shadow of the U.S. flag is seen on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A shadow of the U.S. flag is seen on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.

IRS Whistle-Blowers Face Bounty Cuts

For all the budgetary horror stories surrounding the possible “sequestration” of federal defense and discretionary spending on March 1, there could be a hint of good news for tax cheats. The Internal Revenue Service stands to lose $10 million from...

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Former senior executive with the National Security Agency Thomas Drake leaves the U.S. Courthouse in Baltimore in this file photo.

Photograph by Timothy Jacobsen/AP Photo

Former senior executive with the National Security Agency Thomas Drake leaves the U.S. Courthouse in Baltimore in this file photo.

Obama Leak Crackdown Turns High-Paid Expert into Hourly Clerk

At first glance, the lanky, bespectacled shop assistant wearing a blue T-shirt and Levis at the Apple store in a suburb of Washington, D.C., looks little different than the other `‘geniuses’’ extolling the joys of the iPad. Upon closer examination, the...

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