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Brian Cates with a big catch. Here’s the Times headline for its coverage of the IRS hearing, as originally printed:

Treasury Knew of IRS Inquiry in 2012, Official Says

And here’s the headline after a massage from the Washington bureau’s Jeremy Peters:

Republicans Expand IRS Inquiry, With Eye on White House

Peters also changed the lede, dramatically. Worth reading the whole thing.



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