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Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

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What’s a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Kevin Spacey, from left, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Degeneres and Jared Leto join other celebrities for a group selfie during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre  in Los Angeles.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

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The man responsible for Hilton’s grand turnaround

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta poses for a portrait in the Hilton Tysons Corner Hotel in McLean, Va. When Nassetta took over as CEO in 2007, Hilton lagged behind other hoteliers. Today, Hilton Worldwide is the largest hotelier in the world, by rooms, with 679,000 rooms. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family’s oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.

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West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia’s stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia’s economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.

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How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects.

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