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  • Correction: Schools-Immigration Status story

    In a story May 8, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Education Department, incorrectly reported that 14 school districts were being investigated for possible violations under a Supreme Court ruling that children brought into the U.S. illegally are guaranteed the right to a public education. The Education Department said Friday that all but three of the complaints had been resolved.


  • Deal reached to kill campaign funding limits

    The state of Wisconsin agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a cap on how much people can donate in total to candidates running for office, ending a federal lawsuit and bringing state law in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.


  • FILE - This April 8, 2014 file photo Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Internet connection and a stolen identity are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in stolen federal tax refunds, and the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A watchdog report in November says the IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the previous year to criminals using someone else’s personal information. Holder said this week that the “scale, scope and execution of these fraud schemes” has grown substantially and that the Justice Department in the last year has charged 880 people with such crimes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Holder: Schools must enroll children of illegal immigrants

    Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that all schools must enroll illegal immigrants as students, citing "troubling reports" that some districts are discriminating against the children of undocumented parents.


  • Immigration: US warns schools against bias

    Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.


  • FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then-IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.  The House is preparing to vote May 7, on holding Lerner  in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    House votes to hold ex-IRS official in contempt

    House Republicans voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy.


  • Correction: Cover Oregon-Legislature story

    In a story May 6 about Cover Oregon's switch to the federal health insurance website, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a state Department of Justice legal memo contradicted one written by the Office of Legislative Counsel. Both memos concluded that Cover Oregon's board could approve a partnership exchange with the federal government under certain conditions.


  • Pro-voucher group wants judge to back off order

    Supporters of a private school tuition voucher program asked a federal judge Monday to cancel his April order requiring that Louisiana provide regular reports on the program to federal officials.


  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner says he'll establish select House committee to investigate Benghazi attack.  (AP Photo, File)

    House GOP probes on IRS, Benghazi bring peril for Dems

    With votes looming to create a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, hold former IRS official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress and demand a special counsel to look into the IRS, House Republicans have created a political minefield for Democrats in tough re-election races.


  • Contempt motion dropped over New Orleans jail

    A contempt motion against the sheriff who runs the New Orleans jail was dismissed Friday after lawyers for inmates and the Justice Department said they were pleased with steps being taken to improve fire safety at the lockup.


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