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Farmers and Ranchers Hurt by Drought Get a Tax Extension
Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
Rick Perry to Drop Out of Race
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people familiar with his plans tell The Associated Press that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the 2016 campaign for president. The longest-serving governor in Texas history will announce his plans during a speech Friday night in St. Louis before conservati…
Kentucky County Clerk Released from Jail
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs has been released from jail, where she’s was held since Thursday on a contempt of court charge. She emerged Tuesday afternoon to hundreds of supporters outside the jail…

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