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Lynch considers request for Baltimore police probe...IRS workers evaded taxes...Fewer deer permits

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 6, 2015 at 2:01 p.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — The extra police and National Guard troops who were sent into Baltimore after rioting broke out last week are no longer in place. The governor today lifted the state of emergency that had been in effect. Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch is considering a request from Baltimore's mayor for a federal probe of the way the city's police department has operated -- and whether officers have discriminated or used excessive force.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators today have been using a hearing on an open records law to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton over her email practices as secretary of state. And a high-ranking State Department official told them it's "not acceptable" for any employee there to conduct government business on a private email server. Joyce Barr says that's now been made clear to all of the department's employees.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even some of the people who enforce the nation's tax laws have tried to get around those laws. That's according to a government watchdog, who says nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a ten-year period. The report by the agency's inspector general says most were not fired, even though a 1998 law calls for terminations when IRS workers willfully don't pay what they owe.

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in two states are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student. Taylor Clark disappeared while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. His body was found last night near a truck driving school in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, Missouri. That's not far from where his abandoned car was located.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — In states where deer hunting is a way of life, regulators are making deep cuts in the number of hunting permits -- or they're considering making those cuts -- because a tough winter killed off many of the animals. In Maine, biologists are recommending a cut of 223 percent to the state's deer hunting permits. A winter of heavy snow and bitter cold may have killed a higher-than-usual number of deer. In Vermont, officials estimate that the deer population will be down by about 11 percent from a year ago when the fall hunting season begins.

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