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Congress to bar the IRS from ever offering free tax-filing software

Progress, but there's a catch.Image: Getty Images The House of Representatives passed a bill that should make for-profit tax-filing companies very happy.  The Taxpayer First Act is a piece of legislation that makes changes to how the IRS functions, including better infrastructure for customer service and appeals. It has bipartisan support, and is the first legislative effort to improve the functioning of the IRS in 20 years. SEE ALSO: Facebook and Google head back to Congress for […]

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Dangerous products could swamp UK after Brexit, warns Which?

Public at risk from delays in identifying unsafe goods if UK leaves European safety system Dangerous cars, electrical goods and toys could flood into the UK after safety enforcement system, a consumer group warned on Monday. Which? says the public will be vulnerable to delays in spotting and dealing with unsafe products unless continued access to the European a toxic childrens putty that could damage youngsters reproductive systems, and clothing which posed a strangulation risk. Recall notices […]

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Anonymous note outside Tlaib’s office calls on Omar to stop ‘disgusting Jew hatred’

Washington (CNN)Rep. Rashida Tlaib shared a photo of an anonymous “hateful” note posted outside her congressional office that called for Rep. Ilhan Omar to stop “disgusting Jew hatred.” “This is the hateful rhetoric & bullying on my door today. Stop the fear mongering & blantant lies. Come here w/ the value that all beings deserve human rights, including Palestinians. (Omar) & I fight for equality & justice for all. There’s nothing antisemitic about that!” Tlaib wrote in […]

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Michael Cohen warrants show how the FBI can unlock your phone and track your movements

(CNN)Court documents unsealed Tuesday reveal the breadth of technical information federal investigators were permitted to collect on President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen. While the issue has never come before the Supreme Court, tech civil liberties experts warn that a warrant can compel a suspect to use their face or fingerprint to give up access to an otherwise locked device. “I hear all the time now how location data is sought by police in a broad, […]

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