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Feds to repeal 298 tax regulations

The Treasury Department plans to eliminate nearly 300 outdated tax regulations, getting tax rules off the books that in some cases have not applied since the 1940s.

Park Service cancels funding for project 'honoring legacy' of Black Panther Party

The National Park Service told theWashington Free Beaconit is no longer providing funding for a controversial project "honoring the legacy" of the Black Panther Party after outrage that the agency would spend taxpayer dollars to memorialize a group that murdered a park ranger in the 1970s.

Feds spend $174,792 taking pictures of food

The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $175,000 on an anti-obesity study that involves taking pictures of food before obese people consume it.

PBS airs anti- Pruitt documentary funded by environmentalist group backer

A new PBSFrontlinedocumentary that paints Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt as a tool for the fossil fuel industry received major funding from a group that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to environmentalist activists like the Sierra Club.

Trump ends Obama's 'water bottle ban'

The Trump administration is ending a policy implemented by former president Barack Obama that attempted to ban water bottles at national parks.

SSA gave $1.3 million in benefits to criminals

The Social Security Administration gave $1.3 million in benefits to criminals, including individuals who had already defrauded the government, according to a new audit.

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