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The Treasury inspector general for tax administration has found that the IRS targeted not just conservative groups but also scores of organizations with words like "progressive" in their names. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks March 5 on Capitol Hill during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. (center), flanked by the committee's ranking member, Sander Levin, D-Mich. (right), and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, listen on Capitol Hill April 9 as the panel debates whether IRS official Lois Lerner's refusal to testify to Congress deserves criminal prosecution. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner, as she was sworn in at a hearing Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former IRS official Lois Lerner raises her hand as she's sworn in Wednesday at the start of a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing. She declined to answer questions posed by Chairman Darrell Issa, invoking her Fifth Amendment right. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, leaves after being dismissed from a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner as she was sworn in at a hearing held Wednesday by the House Committee On Oversight & Government Reform. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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