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In this May 14, 2013 photo, Tom Zawistowki, founder of the nonprofit Ohio Liberty Coalition, one of the regions largest groups affiliated with the national tea party movement, poses with a binder of documents he gave to the IRS, in Kent, Ohio. For years, Ohio Liberty Coalition would raise thousands of dollars to bus activists to rallies, run phone banks, rent a tent at a local fair, and knock on roughly 40,000 doors across Ohio to challenge the president and his fellow Democrats in the 2012 elections. Tea party movement leaders say IRS acknowledgement that it had targeted their groups for extra scrutiny is helping pump new energy into the coalition.
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U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch addresses the Utah Republican Party's annual organizing convention Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Sandy, Utah. Hatch says staffers at the Internal Revenue Service, which recently apologized for unfairly targeting tea party groups, "are either deliberately incompetent or they are evil." Hatch mentioned the IRS scandal while addressing thousands of fellow Republicans in Sandy on Saturday for the state party's annual organizing convention. Hatch says the IRS scandal is more concerning than almost anything else he's seen in the 36 years he's been in the U.S. Senate.
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FILE In this April 21, 2013 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Monday, May 20, 2013, Kerry heads back to the Mideast to press the case for peace talks between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's regime amid increasing signs the new U.S. strategy to halt the war is being undermined by Russia.
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President Barack Obama walks off of Marine One on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Obama delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College earlier in the day in Atlanta.
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FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo, Ruth Moore of Milbridge, Maine, who was raped twice while serving in the Navy, testifies before the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington. More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for mental health and substance abuse problems connected to military sexual trauma and another 4,000 sought disability compensation, underscoring the staggering, long-term impact of this emerging crisis.
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Chart displays the rise in percentage of veteran disability claims for military sexual trauma that have been approved since 2011.
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President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Obama delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College earlier in the day in Atlanta.