FROM Heather Bennett
Last-Minute Tax Filers Swamp Online System Each year, more and more of us comply with the Internal Revenue Service's request that we e-file our tax returns. Electronic filing of tax returns has been made easier than ever by software makers like Intuit that sells the popular TurboTax program. On Tuesday, with the filing deadline upon us, Intuit's servers were overwhelmed with e-filed returns and it is now unclear how many of them were delivered on time to the IRS. Heather Bennett of Tax Analysts says the computer just might have eaten your tax return.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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