The Fars news agency in Iran reported that seven American soldiers had been detained by Iranian border guards at the border between Iran and Iraq. The Revolutionary Guard, NATO, and the U.S. government all denied the incident occurred. The story was later withdrawn by Fars.
In other news, state government budgets in the USA are increasingly under stress, so the states are attempting to collect sales taxes more aggressively on online purchases. Some proposed laws will attempt to force Amazon.com and similar businesses to calculate the tax owed on each transaction, and then inform the purchaser how much he should remit to his state of residence.
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