The IRS unit under fire for its reviews of conservative organizations has a long history of targeting particular groups for extra scrutiny, including foreclosure-assistance charities and credit-counseling services.
Obama outlined the next phase of his administration's counterterrorism efforts, detailing tighter standards for the use of unmanned drone strikes and making the case for closing the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The leaders of the Pacific Alliance, a regional trade bloc that encompasses Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, moved Thursday to lower import tariffs between the member countries, a decision that could boost economic integration efforts in Latin America.
"Is this a good weapon?" asked Mark. Donnelly, clutching an umbrella, asked a crowd at the Steampunk World's Fair, an annual steam-age science-fiction festival. "It is if it's in my hands at the time of attack."