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- Why We Can't Forget That Oklahoma's Senators Voted Against Sandy Relief
Nearly four months ago, Oklahoma Senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe both voted against H.R.152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act that eventually sent $50.5 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. And in the flurry of last night's devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. it was impossible not to forget that fact, knowing the federal government would soon rally to the cause.
- 10 gut-wrenching images from the devastating Oklahoma tornado
Entire neighborhoods and two elementary schools were obliterated
- IRS' Miller says planting question on tax targeting was bad idea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outgoing head of the Internal Revenue Service took responsibility on Tuesday for his agency's decision to expose its political targeting scandal by planting a question in the audience at a tax conference. Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller told a congressional hearing that IRS official Lois Lerner's orchestrated apology during an American Bar Association conference question-and-answer session was meant to "get the apology out" before a Treasury Department audit on the matter was published. "I will take responsibility for that," Miller said. ...
- 18-year-old’s invention can recharge a cell phone in 30 seconds
A teenager from Saratoga, California took home one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair late last week after showing off her invention, which can fully charge a cell phone in 30 seconds or less. Eesha Khare was given the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and a $50,000 prize for being runner-up in the competition, which was won by a 19-year-old who unveiled a new spin on self-driving car technology. Khare’s battery technology requires a new component to be installed inside the phone battery itself, and Intel notes that it also has potential applications for car batteries.