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House And Senate Tax Bills Bar Lawyer Tax Write-Offs For Costs

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Contingent fee lawyers must usually front all costs, but usually cannot write off the costs on their taxes until the very end of the case. Congress is about to make this harsh rule even more pervasive.
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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

6 monthes ago   |   By

Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

6 monthes ago   |   By

Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How The House And Senate Bills Affect Higher Ed

6 monthes ago   |   By

Colleges and universities across the country are expected to be hit hard by the Republican tax plan. The House and Senate bills differ in important ways, but both would mean big changes for higher ed.
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Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant families, federal authorities are still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800... Read more ...

Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US-Canada border

Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US-Canada border

A teenager inadvertently crossed the border into the United States while jogging. Read more ...

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986, police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday. Read more ...

Solid outing by Heaney leads Angels past Blue Jays 2-1

Solid outing by Heaney leads Angels past Blue Jays 2-1

ANAHEIM - Andrew Heaney pitched seven solid innings in another quality start, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Read more ...

Trump admin says 500 families reunified, but thousands unaccounted for

Trump admin says 500 families reunified, but thousands unaccounted for

From April 19 through the end of May, 1,995 children were separated due to the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, and 2,342 were separated from May 5 to June 9... Read more ...

Bichette homers but Reading wins

Bichette homers but Reading wins

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Caught on camera: Fire burns nearly a dozen cars in North Carolina parking lot

Caught on camera: Fire burns nearly a dozen cars in North Carolina parking lot

Multiple vehicles went up in flames at Carowinds amusement park Friday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more ...

No narcotics found in Anthony Bourdain's system at death, say French officials

No narcotics found in Anthony Bourdain's system at death, say French officials

CNN said Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." Read more ...

Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government. Read more ...

Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall

Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall

DALLAS - The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding... Read more ...