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Federal contractor NT Concepts for years ran an online NCAA tournament gambling website, used by both workers of the firm and federal government employees, many of whose email addresses were publicly exposed as a result of the operation. (associated press)

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Former Director for Operations Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps, May 5, 2005. (Department of Defense) ** FILE **

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Air Berlin's business-class seats recline completely for sleeping and have an integrated massage function. (Photo by Air Berlin Group)

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Analysts say the latest round of sanctions announced tightens the noose around Russia's energy sector, making it particularly hard to invest in long-term projects to tap into new sources of oil and gas. Such sanctions might tempt Moscow to halt the flow of gas and oil, particularly the large share of gas exported through the Gazprom pipeline that crosses through Ukraine. (Associated Press)

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In a new ad, Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska Democrat, says he "took on Obama" to fight for oil drilling in the Arctic and voted against the president's "trillion-dollar tax increase."

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A conservative group says the Department of the Treasury has heretofore ignored its request seeking the records of a meeting between Treasury officials and billionaire Democratic fundraiser Tom Steyer. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the broken promise not to fund abortion through Obamacare by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the broken promise not to fund abortion through Obamacare by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the effects of high corporate taxes in the U.S. by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the effects of high corporate taxes in the U.S. by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Lecrae says, "There's just limited perspective in hip-hop outside of money, cars, girls and so on and so forth." Released last week, his 15-song collection already has shot to No. 1 on iTunes and is expected to top the Billboard 200 chart Wednesday. (Invision via Associated Press)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry is trying to broker a power-sharing deal between Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani (right). The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to rebuild Afghanistan, which is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Additional U.S. dollars could be wasted through poor planning and the influence of drug trafficking. (Associated Press)

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Turkish immigrants go shopping on a market in Duisburg, Germany. The government has even fashioned its own version of the American dream, with its "Make it in Germany" campaign. Launched in 2012, this online platform lures non-German-speaking skilled immigrants with the promise of a lucrative future. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. Shelley Moore Capito as speaks at Tamarack during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., on Aug. 19, 2014. Looking on are Sen. Evan Jenkins and Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Associated Press)

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The Army's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator successfully engaged 90 mortars and several Unmanned Aerial Vehicles during tests over the past month, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner downplays the dangers of fracking brought forth by environmentalists. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

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A Philadelphia burger joint has publicly ridiculed Eagles running back LeSean McCoy for leaving behind a 20-cent tip on a $60 check. (PYT/Facebook)

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On the bright side, you're still ahead of ISIS and ... (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)