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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 in adjusted income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before.
Congress approved a bill Thursday that guarantees death benefits for families of service members killed in action during the government shutdown, and President Obama signed it despite the White House having said it already had found a solution and the legislation isn't needed.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday it will provide family members of fallen service members with the full benefits they have been promised, including a $100,000 death gratuity despite a partial government shutdown that had halted such benefits.
Army Maj. Andrew John "A.J." Tong, 33, of Yelm, Washington, is one of the more than 7,500 veterans who answers the roll call of those served by the Fisher House Foundation.