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Amarillo Tax Day Deals For April 15-Judgement Day

Oh the dreaded day, tax day!  Today is the deadline to file your taxes and hand over that check to the US Government.  So that you don't feel so cheated, a bunch of businesses have hooked up a bunch of deals just for you!

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101-Year-Old Man Is Running for Congress [VIDEO]

If you think we need new blood in Washington, then Joe Newman is probably not the candidate for you.

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Federal Contractors Harvesting DNA From People At Traffic and Road Stops [VIDEO]

How many people out there would voluntarily give officers at a roadblock a DNA, blood, or breath sample? Keep in mind the word voluntary.

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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The Government Shutdown – Will It Affect You In Amarillo?

With the government shutdown, you might be wondering what might be affected in our area. Here is a short list of what is affected nationally and some of the local services.

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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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Welfare Pays More Than Working & In Some Cases More Than Teachers

In a recent study it was shown that welfare benefits actually pay more than minimum wage in 35 states. And in some of those states, it pays a lot more.

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Grocery Receipt Shows Abuse Of Food Stamp Assistance [PHOTO]

This has been the topic of a heated debate for many years. As of late, the subject of people who abuse government assistance has been the topic of many heated conversations. Now photos have began to surface with the proof of this printed on shopping receipts, or do you think this doesn't qualify as abuse?

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Drink Up: Judge Blocks New York’s Large-Sugary-Drink Ban

Looks like you'll be able to a large Coke in restaurants after all, following a New York State Supreme Court judge's ruling.

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The United States Wants to Ban Boozehounds From UN Budget Meetings

Drunken diplomats could soon be banned from attending United Nations budget negotiation meetings. That’s because earlier this week, the United States put forth a proposal asking the committee to consider prohibiting lushes and boozehounds from disrupting negotiations held by the budget assembly. 

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Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation hearing in the Senate was highly contentious, was finally confirmed today as the next secretary of defense by a vote of 58-41.

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There Is a Petition for Obama to Nationalize Twinkies

When the US auto industry was in jeopardy four years ago President Obama stepped in with a bailout package. Now it's the American junk food industry that's in peril, with Hostess Brands closing up shop and heading for liquidation, and some want Obama to take an even more drastic step.

Daniel B. of Kansas City has started a petition for the president to "Nationalize the Twinkie industry."

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