Breaking News Headlines: Swiss Parliament "explanation" is no Quick Fix for US Dispute

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Swiss government's attempts to reach a landmark legal resolution of the country's bitter tax dispute with the US, failed after the lower house of the Swiss parliament voted down the government bill for a second time.The bill, which would have allowed Swiss banks to circumvent the country's strict bank secrecy laws, has come in for heavy criticism from Swiss lawmakers. FBI Director Robert Mueller has revealed that more than a dozen FBI agents are assigned to the criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's added scrutiny of conservative political groups seeking tax-exempt status. "It's a high-priority investigation and it needs to be handled with care, but it also needs to be pushed aggressively because it's a very important case," Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the legendary designer duo whose billion-dollar fashion empire has been embroiled in a $1.3-billion tax evasion case, were sentenced to almost two years in prison, yet it seem the duo probably won't serve any jail time in what would no doubt be one of the stranger times behind bars in celebrity history.

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