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Plaintiff Michael Egan speaks at a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California April 17, 2014. Egan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against director Bryan Singer, accusing him of drugging and raping him in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, called the claims "without merit" and "absurd and defamatory." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3LQXU

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Automatic license plate readers like the one seen here are mounted atop a police cruiser and utilize both an infrared and a color camera. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies reportedly awarded contracts to a license plate-tracking company to provide access to license-plate recognition databases or technology used to collect plate information. 

Bloomberg News reported that the IRS and other government agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to Livermore, Calif.

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Automatic license plate readers like the one seen here are mounted atop a police cruiser and utilize both an infrared and a color camera. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies reportedly awarded contracts to a license plate-tracking company to provide access to license-plate recognition databases or technology used to collect plate information. 

Bloomberg News reported that the IRS and other government agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to Livermore, Calif.

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  • FILE - This undated photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. Investigators said Collier was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass., by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a botched attempt to obtain his gun several days after the twin explosions.

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ELDORADO, Texas – State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety says its agents took possession of the secluded property near Eldorado on Thursday.

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ELDORADO, Texas – State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety says its agents took possession of the secluded property near Eldorado on Thursday.

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ATLANTA – Authorities say a sixth suspect in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has been arrested in Atlanta.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement that Quantavious Thompson was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon. Details on his arrest weren't immediately available Thursday.

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Frank Janssen was kidnapped April 5 from his home and driven in a rented hatchback to Atlanta, where he was held for five days before his rescue.

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Authorities are searching for suspects Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs, left, and Quantavious Thompson, right, in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father two weeks ago.WRAL-TV

The FBI has launched an all-out manhunt for two additional suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina assistant prosecutor's father nearly two weeks ago, offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. 

Six people have been arrested and charged in the case, but two suspects, Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson – also known as "Kirkwood Quan" or "Quan" – remain on the run, Fox affiliate WRAL-TV reported.

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Authorities are searching for suspects Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs, left, and Quantavious Thompson, right, in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father two weeks ago.WRAL-TV

The FBI has launched an all-out manhunt for two additional suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina assistant prosecutor's father nearly two weeks ago, offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. 

Six people have been arrested and charged in the case, but two suspects, Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson – also known as "Kirkwood Quan" or "Quan" – remain on the run, Fox affiliate WRAL-TV reported.

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Authorities are searching for suspects Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs, left, and Quantavious Thompson, right, in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father two weeks ago.WRAL-TV

The FBI has launched an all-out manhunt for two additional suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina assistant prosecutor's father nearly two weeks ago, offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. 

Six people have been arrested and charged in the case, but two suspects, Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson – also known as "Kirkwood Quan" or "Quan" – remain on the run, Fox affiliate WRAL-TV reported.

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