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Stories for May 19, 2013

Boom Or Bust? Saving Rhode Island's 'Superman' Building

May 19
NPR Staff / NPR
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Rhode Island is home to beautiful beaches, top-notch universities and a thriving arts scene. Beneath the surface, however, the state faces challenges similar to other parts of the country: shrinking revenues, lost jobs and general economic malaise.

Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too

May 19
Brian Naylor / NPR
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The IRS was in the hot seat Friday, with its outgoing acting commissioner testifying before a House committee. A Senate panel is scheduled for Tuesday. Congress is prodding to find out why the agency singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny.