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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother’?

SAN FRANCISCO — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The revelations that the National ...

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Congressional committees plan more IRS hearings

WASHINGTON — At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Underscoring how the IRS controversy is spreading, 25 tea party and conservative groups filed a ...

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CBO: Obama budget cuts deficits $1.1 trillion by 2023

WASHINGTON — Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says President Barack Obama’s budget would trim projected federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the coming decade. The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that after four straight years of annual shortfalls exceeding $1 trillion, ...

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DHR to expedite thousands of Medicaid requests

The Maryland Department of Human Resources has revamped its review process and will eliminate a backlog of more than 5,000 Medicaid applications by mid-January under an out-of-court settlement announced this week. The changes come ahead of federal regulations designed to hasten the provision of health insurance to low-income, disabled Marylanders, the agency said Tuesday.

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