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The IRS is working on a plan that would allow taxpayers to file directly with the government online, but tax preparation companies plan stiff opposition. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

The IRS is building its own online tax filing system. Tax-prep companies aren't happy

The IRS is working to develop its own free electronic tax-filing system in a potential challenge to commercial products such as TurboTax. The agency plans a pilot test of the program next year.

Critics say U.S. government training videos like this one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exaggerate fears of fentanyl exposure among police. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cops say they're being poisoned by fentanyl. Experts say the risk is 'extremely low'

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Obituaries

'Godfather of Poker' Doyle Brunson dies at 89

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'Godfather of Poker' Doyle Brunson dies at 89

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The IRS is working on a plan that would allow taxpayers to file directly with the government online, but tax preparation companies plan stiff opposition. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS is building its own online tax filing system. Tax-prep companies aren't happy

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National

How inflation is hitting prison inmates

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How inflation is hitting prison inmates

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The band Little Moon is the 2023 Tiny Desk Contest winner. Mario Alcauter hide caption

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Mario Alcauter

Music

Fourth time is a charm for this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner

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Fourth time is a charm for this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner

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