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What the federal government can get from your voter file

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's election integrity commission won't have access to all of the information it would like because of state laws that map out what is and what is not publicly available -- triggering a national conversation on the privacy of voters' information.<p>At the heart …

Government

The Weeknight Recipes to Make When You're Tired (and Trying to Be Healthy)

While eating out with your best friend, significant other, or roommate is a great treat every once in a while, nothing beats a home cooked meal. Not …

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma's Net Worth Went Up $2.8 Billion Overnight

The richest man in Asia now has a net worth of $41.8 billion<p>Jack Ma’s net worth increased $2.8 billion overnight as Alibaba’s forecast sales growth …

Major Insurance Company's Payment Decision Angers ER Doctors

“Save the ER for emergencies — or cover the cost,” reads a letter sent last month to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members.<p>“Going to the emergency room (ER) or calling 9-1-1 is always the way to go when it’s an emergency. And we’ve got you covered for those situations,” it reads.<p>“But …

Health Care

Why Republicans Want to Declaw the Nation’s Consumer Financial Watchdog Agency

A new bill aims to dismantle the powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the independent watchdog that protects consumers and investors and has saved Americans almost $12 billion since it was created six years ago.<p>Supporters say the Financial CHOICE Act will undo the regulatory burdens …

Finance

‘Call to Action’: Harvard Students Launch Resistance School to Combat President Trump

For more than 15,000 students across the country, Wednesday marked the first day of Resistance School — a program where the educational focus is …

It's Official: Boston's Public Schools Have Ditched This Distorted And Misleading World Map

Everyone else, take note.<p>Last Thursday, social studies teachers in Boston's public schools ditched the widely used - but horribly distorted - …

15 Space-Related Gifts for the Astronomer in Your Life

Have a few friends who are always looking up at the sky? Here are some gift ideas that celebrate the celestial bodies they know and love.<p>1. MOON …

Shopping

T-Mobile fined millions for selling unlimited data plans that weren’t really unlimited

Federal regulators are slapping T-Mobile with millions of dollars in fines and other requirements after consumers complained that the wireless carrier misled them with its advertising on “unlimited” data.<p>T-Mobile has agreed to pay $7.5 million to the government and to compensate affected consumers …

Mobile

9 kitchen gadgets that will cut down the time you spend cooking and cleaning dishes

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I like to cook. I can make a tasty vegetable stir-fry and corn salad. But I really hate cleaning up afterward — and I know I'm not …

Kitchens

Nasa satellite witnesses a rare double eclipse

NASA’sSolar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft witnessed a rare double eclipse on September 1 as both the Earth and the moon crossed in the path of the sun.

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Feeling wiped out or starving after a trip to the gym or a jog in the park? Start by taking a closer look at what you eat and drink <i>beforehand,</i> …