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    National Edition News cover for June 21, 2014 - IRS commish: No apologies for losing Lerner emails: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation who has invoked her Fifth Amendment right at least nine times to avoid answering lawmakers' questions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation who has invoked her Fifth Amendment right at least nine times to avoid answering lawmakers' questions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen announces that the IRS is adopting a Taxpayer Bill of Rights during a news conference at IRS headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The IRS wants to read taxpayers their rights. Koskinen announced Tuesday that the agency will publicize a "Bill of Rights" for taxpayers, including the right to quality service, the right to confidentiality and the right to a fair and just tax system. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)


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    FILE - This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups. The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. But an untold number are gone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)


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    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, said it should not have taken a year for the IRS to tell Congress that it didn't have all of former employee Lois G. Lerner's emails. "The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS's response to to congressional inquiriers," he said. (Associated Press)


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    ** FILE ** In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)


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    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, said it should not have taken a year for the IRS to tell Congress that it didn't have all of former employee Lois G. Lerner's emails. "The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS's response to to congressional inquiriers," he said. (Associated Press)


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    ** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)


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    National Edition Opinion cover for May 29, 2014 - The IRS targeting scandal’s smoking gun (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)


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