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U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has given the IRS until Friday to turn over more information about its failed efforts to recover Lois G. Lerner's emails in the tea party-targeting scandal. (Associated Press)

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Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner has been at the center of a scandal involving her erased hard drive and missing emails. (Associated Press)

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The lawyer of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner said Repbulicans are using the the IRS probe to drum up support among GOP voters. (Associated)

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The lawyer of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner said Repbulicans are using the the IRS probe to drum up support among GOP voters. (Associated)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Republicans' new report accuses Lois G. Lerner of "reckless handling" of sensitive taxpayer information because she forwarded it from her government account to a private email. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Rep. Darrell Issa was within his rights to end Wednesday's oversight committee hearing after former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner refused to answer questions about the tax agency's tea party targeting. (associated press)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell E. Issa prepares to leave as ranking member Rep. Elijah E. Cummings begins his statement Wednesday at a hearing at which former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (associated press)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell E. Issa prepares to leave as ranking member Rep. Elijah E. Cummings begins his statement Wednesday at a hearing at which former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (associated press)

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IRS employee Lois G. Lerner testified in May for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, where she asserted her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and proclaimed her innocence. (Associated Press)

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IRS employee Lois G. Lerner testified in May for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, where she asserted her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and proclaimed her innocence. (Associated Press)

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IRS employee Lois G. Lerner testified in May for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, where she asserted her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and proclaimed her innocence. (Associated Press)