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Investigation Faults Agencies In Embezzlement Case

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Over a 20 year period, Harriet Walters embezzled $48 million by creating fake tax refunds.

Many of the refunds contained inconsistencies or errors that should have tipped tax officials off. A special committee charged with investigating how this was possible cited a failure of controls, a dysfunctional work environment and a lack of oversight. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi said in a statement that many of the reforms recommended by the committee had been put into place over the past year including better training, electronic processing and more controls throughout the refund process. Additionally, an audit committee will be specifically assigned to the, and three auditors from the U.S. Treasury will also regularly review the office.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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