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Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans

<b>Equifax</b>, one of the “big-three” U.S. credit bureaus, said today a data breach at the company may have affected 143 million Americans, jeopardizing …

Identity Theft

Eye of Irma ripped through this island

CNN's Polo Sandoval is in Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, and shows how people there are not giving up following destruction from Hurricane Irma.

Weather

Study Shows More Americans Watched the Total Solar Eclipse Than the Super Bowl

In August 2017, it seemed like all Americans could talk about was the total solar eclipse, which was the first to pass over mainland U.S. since 1918. Whether from an airplane, outer space, or on land, everyone had a story to tell about viewing the incredible phenomenon. And now, it appears as …

Space

The Most Expensive Weather Year Ever

Economists are tallying the damage from the fires and the hurricanes, and finding their true costs immeasurable.<p>There were the hurricanes that rained down biblical floods on Texas and Florida and devastated Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There were the fires that smoked wine country and coated …

Puerto Rico

What The End of Net Neutrality Would Really Look Like

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>The FCC voted today to rollback net neutrality — regulations created in 2015 that classified the internet as a public service, and prohibited internet providers from restricting or slowing access to certain sites.<p>The changes in the U.S. could …

Net Neutrality

Two Supreme Court Orders Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban

On Monday, December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate, but related, orders staying lower courts’ preliminary injunctions against …

Travel Ban

California wildfires burn hundreds of homes, change lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a painful sight, even for a veteran firefighter.<p>Bob Cummensky peered over a devastated section of Middletown, California, where home after home was gobbled up by the Valley Fire.<p>"It's such a beautiful area and it's changed forever," he told CNN affiliate KOVR, pointing to the scorched …

Weather

In Vegas, Pence praises US resolve to find hope after horror

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service Saturday in Las Vegas before organizers released 58 white doves in memory of each victim killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.<p>At the …

Las Vegas

Kim Jong-un reacts to failed nuclear test by executing two senior officials

<b>Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed two top officials in just five days over mishaps at North Korea’s test missile site.</b><p>The latest unnamed executive …

2017: The year when incompetence saved America

We are ruled by stupid goblins who lack basic math skills. Thank God.<p>Close your eyes for a few seconds and remember the despair you felt one year …