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Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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Former President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday at the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

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President Vladimir Putin's Russia appears to have meddled less in the German elections, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to retain power, than in other countries' recently. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13 at the unveiling of the latest Republican bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

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Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., campaigns at McCoy Outdoors in Mobile last weekend. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

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Jimmy Kimmel, seen hosting the Academy Awards in February, has been thrown into political hot waters. His name has been invoked by a GOP senator looking to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Dillard University students march to their polling place on campus to vote in New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2016. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday that the U.S. may have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself and its allies. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (right), and Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, listen during a health reform news conference on Capitol Hill last week. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands during a meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday. Trump will address the General Assembly on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In August, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the think tank New America, closed down a program that studied monopolies and how to fight them. The decision landed the think tank in the middle of the industry's latest money controversy. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time In hide caption

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Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

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Clinton Won't Rule Out Questioning 2016 Election, But Says No Clear Means To Do So

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Americans Don't Trust Trump On North Korea

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Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN's SC6, speaking on a panel last year. Hill has landed in hot water for calling President Trump a "white supremacist." She's got her critics and lots of supporters. D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York hide caption

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Amid his travels to hurricane-battered Florida, President Trump was repeatedly asked to explain what steps he hopes to take on the DACA program. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, but with a smaller diplomatic delegation than previous presidents brought. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Message For His 1st U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

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