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Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of new tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shutdown Squeezes IRS Workers Just As The Tax-Filing Season Is About To Start

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Yo-Yo Ma (shown here performing in Washington, D.C., last year) surprised unsuspecting Indians in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday with an impromptu roadside performance. Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Bystanders In Mumbai With A Mini-Concert

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Nick Sandmann, a student from Covington Catholic High School, stands in front of Nathan Phillips, a Native American, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Kaya Taitano/Social Media/Reuters hide caption

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The Fight For Native Voices To Be Heard

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DNA, the ninth album of the Backstreet Boys, is due out Jan. 25. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

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When a former patient died from a lethal combination of methadone and Benadryl, Dr. Ako Jacintho got a letter from the state medical board. Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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California Doctors Alarmed As State Links Their Opioid Prescriptions to Deaths

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Etchings on the federal courthouse in Boston acclaim a well-administered justice system, but many working in the building say that is getting harder, given the continuing federal shutdown. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

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