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America Breaking News: IRS Workers in Tea Party Ruckus Face House Panel

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Three Internal Revenue Service officials enmeshed in the Tea Party controversy will face lawmakers for the first time, to testify in a case that triggered a partisan fight over how the agency reviews applicants for tax exemption. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department was continuing to investigate the February 2012 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, following a state jury's acquittal of shooter George Zimmerman. U.S. retail sales rose 0.4% in June and just 0.1% excluding autos, with both measures well below consensus estimates. The report raises new questions about the strength of the U.S. economy, the health of consumers and the timing of any Federal Reserve ?tapering.?

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