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Aug 27th


IRS has $917 million for people who have not filed a 2009 Income Tax Return

WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling just over $917 million may be waiting for an estimated 984,400 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2009, the Internal Revenue Service announced. However, to collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15, 2013.

Over 60 percent decline in sexual violence against females from 1995 to 2010

WASHINGTON – From 1995 to 2005, sexual violence against U.S. female residents age 12 or older declined 64 percent from 5.0 per 1,000 females to 1.8, and remained unchanged through 2010, according to a report, Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010, released today by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

Middle class Minnesotans to feel impact of GOP sequester

The choice Republicans have made to not end this sequestration will have a huge impact on middle class Minnesotans in the coming weeks and months. Rather than eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans to reduce the deficit, Republicans chose cuts in vital services important to seniors, men and women in uniform, and children and schools.

Prayer vigil lifts up 'Homeowners' Bill of Rights'

Clergy, faith leaders and concerned community members gathered outside the office of Sen. James Metzen in St. Paul to call on him to hear the 'Homeowners Bill of Rights' in the Senate Commerce Committee; a committee he chairs.

The Twin Cities hosts 5th Annual Pastors Appreciation Luncheon

The Twin Cities hosts 5th Annual Pastors Appreciation LuncheonThe 5th Annual Pastors Appreciation Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at North Heights Event Center, 1700 Hwy 96 West, Arden Hills, MN 55112. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

International peace group comes back to its roots

International peace group comes back to its rootsCIRCLE PINES – Mel Duncan has travelled all around the world in the last decade, getting into dangerous situations and finding peaceful solutions in a variety of global hotspots as part of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international organization he co-founded with Quaker activist David Hartsough.

President Barack Obama on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War

President Barack Obama on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq WarAs we mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war, Michelle and I join our fellow Americans in paying tribute to all who served and sacrificed in one of our nation's longest wars. We salute the courage and resolve of more than 1.5 million service members and civilians who during multiple tours wrote one of the most extraordinary chapters in military service. We honor the memory of the nearly 4,500 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to give the Iraqi people an opportunity to forge their own future after many years of hardship. And we express our gratitude to our extraordinary military families who sacrificed on the home front, especially our Gold Star families who remain in our prayers.

Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equal

Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equalIf unemployment rates fall to pre-recession levels, will our economy be as healthy as it was in 2006? Not necessarily, the research shows. Even as rising housing prices and falling unemployment rates show signs of an economic recovery, it's important to note that the recession has permanently shifted our job market for the worse.

Special Report: China in denial about its race problem

Special Report: China in denial about its race problem(THIRD IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – In absolute numbers, China probably has more beautiful women than any other country in the world. But one could never tell that by looking at the squeaky-clean glass display windows in upscale stores in this capital city or in Shanghai, whose architecture has been often compared to London, Paris and Rio.

Wells Fargo threatens eviction for Southside family

Wells Fargo threatens eviction for Southside familyJessica English, a single mother of four experiencing homelessness, moved into an abandoned Wells Fargo-owned home in south Minneapolis last month. The home had been broken into and used as a drug house. But Jessica, a single mother of four, student, writer, dedicated worker, and volunteer with Occupy Homes MN, saw in it the potential of a place to raise her family.

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013President Barack Obama, Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talk together during a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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