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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview

Every year at this time, we make wild predictions about what will make money and what will not. But more importantly, we share the films we're looking forward to the most — big and small.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview

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A sign notifying people they are standing on the Hayward Fault stands at the children's zoo area at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Major Earthquake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill 800 People, USGS Predicts

The U.S. Geological Survey simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault near Oakland, Calif., and found that such a quake could kill hundreds and cause more than $100 billion in damage.

Quake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill Hundreds, USGS Simulation Shows

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Arvo Pärt's four symphonies — newly recorded for ECM — trace a 45-year journey the composer took in finding his true style. Birgit Püve/ECM Records hide caption

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Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself.

Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

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Hurricane Maria left people in Puerto Rico without electricity. A major power outage on Wednesday resulted in another island-wide blackout which the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has been working to fix. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico Restores Electricity After This Week's Power Outage

Wednesday's outage was the first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria destroyed infrastructure in September. But thousands who lost power during the storm remain without it.

Gina Haspel, an undercover CIA officer for three decades, has been nominated to become director of the spy agency. Several senators say they will be asking tough questions about her role in the CIA's waterboarding program that began after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. CIA via AP hide caption

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, seen during a Senate intelligence committee hearing in May 2017, has launched a legal defense fund to help cover the costs associated with congressional investigations, the U.S. Attorney's Office and potential litigation. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe Launches Legal Defense Fund

Andrew McCabe's attorney says he needs help paying for the costs associated with potentially defending himself in court — and possibly suing Donald Trump.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is levying a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo in punishment for the banking giant's actions in its mortgage and auto loan businesses. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates, and the bank's mandatory insurance program added unneeded costs and fees to borrowers' auto loans.

Ralph Gagliardo was incarcerated for much of his daughter, Abby's, childhood. At StoryCorps, they talk about their relationship while he was in prison and after he returned home. Daniel Sitts/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

For much of her childhood, Abby Gagliardo's dad, Ralph, was in and out of prison. But Abby, now 17, never understood why — and she was hostile toward him when he finally returned home five years ago.

'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

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