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Klobuchar Urges IRS to Crack Down on Tax Refund Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to crack down on tax refund fraud. With tax refund fraud on the rise in recent years, Klobuchar and a bipartisan group of 15 senators sent a letter to IRS
 
 
 
The week in 37 photos
Look at me! 17 selfies of the week
Moon bites sun: Your photos
If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.
Obese dummies prevent road deaths?
Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.
Jack-o'-Lantern sun
It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat.
Mars travel possible with hibernation
Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars.
How much sex counts as exercise?
When I think of the ultimate sex workout, I picture the scene from "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie throw each other around their kitchen for an hour. Unfortunately, not every sexual experience is quite that... well, high-intensity. But how many calories do we really burn in the act?
Students took fake 'paper classes'
For 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, an independent report finds.
DNA tests solve Oklahoma cold cases
A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.
Romance ends in chimney
The perils of online dating are well-documented. But the mantle of absurdity in dating folklore might now belong to a Los Angeles-area man, and it's for where his online flame turned up -- behind his mantel.
12 best meat cities in America
With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.
Mystery space plane back on Earth
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
San Fran stations ban Lorde's 'Royals'
With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.
Megaquake could hit West Coast
It's been 25 years since a massive earthquake rattled San Francisco. Is the West Coast ready for the next big one?
Clowns scaring residents
A rash of "creepy clown" sightings in California has left some residents unnerved, and it all appears to have started with the "Wasco Clown."
Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Royals edge Giants, grab 2-1 Series lead
Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
PGA ousts prez for Poulter 'girl' comments
Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.
Rays manager Maddon opts out, leaving team
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately.
Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probe
The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.
Williams: 'Feel strongly' Heels did things right
The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Rival offers to forfeit title after Wash. tragedy
The Oak Harbor Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Marysville Pilchuck High on Friday night for the Wesco 3A North division title in Washington, have offered to instead accept second place following Friday's fatal shooting at Pilchuck.
Manning: 'Not scoreboard op's best night'
Peyton Manning will "have a little talk" with the scoreboard operator in the wake of what the Broncos QB says were distractions during Denver's win against the Chargers.
U.S. women top Mexico to clinch WCup berth
After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.
Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
Cavs' Varejao beats out Thompson to start
The Cavaliers have settled on the two players who will join their Big Three in the starting lineup when the regular season begins next week.
WVU's post-Baylor riots cost more than $45K
Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000.
Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Toss up: Fans to rule on LeBron's chalk ritual
It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season.
Ex-Wolverine York gets 7-day jail sentence
Former Michigan Wolverines receiver Csont'e York sentenced to seven days in jail.