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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. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

West Delta 105 E is an oil-producing platform located a dozen miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2014 explosion on the lower deck killed Jerrel "Bubba" Hancock. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hide caption

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8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.

8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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Catherine Fitzgerald, the author's mother, spent four nights in a hospital after falling in her home. But Medicare refused to pay for her rehab care, claiming she had only been an inpatient for one night. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption

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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

Memos sent by the Justice Department to Congress describe former FBI Director James Comey warning Trump about the danger of appointing someone too close to him to run the Justice Department. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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James Comey Memos: Trump Acknowledged Flynn Had 'Judgment Issues'

The Justice Department has sent Congress redacted, unclassified copies of some of the memos drafted by then-FBI Director James Comey recounting his meetings with President Trump.

Women march in the 2016 traditional Reed Dance at the royal palace in Lobamba. On Thursday, in celebration of the country's 50th year of independence, King Mswati III declared that he was changing the name of Swaziland to eSwatini. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni campaigns in Arizona's 8th Congressional District northwest of Phoenix. Tipirneni faces Republican Debbie Lesko in a special election next week. Bret Jaspers/KJZZ hide caption

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After Special Election Upsets, GOP Takes Nothing For Granted In Arizona Race

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It's a congressional district that is considered as red as the sun is bright, but Democrats hope they can pull off another surprise upset like their victory in Pennsylvania last month.

Tim Ma prepares a duck confit salad at his restaurant, Kyirisan, in Washington, D.C. Ma says being mindful about reducing food waste is an integral part of his philosophy in the kitchen — not just for environmental reasons but also for profitability. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

A view of the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters on March 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

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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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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a recent E.coli outbreak is linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. At least 53 people have reported illnesses, 31 have been hospitalized. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Spreads To 16 States

A report by the CDC said the bacteria has infected at least 53 people, including 31 who have been hospitalized. The agency's advice: Throw out pre-cut romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with then-President-elect Donald Trump before a meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, N.J., less than two weeks after Trump won the presidential election in 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

The former New York City mayor will help deal with legal issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Newly filed campaign finance reports show that many Democratic challengers are raising a lot of money compared to Republican incumbents. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

Some Democratic challengers are outraising Republican incumbents in the midterm congressional elections. This revelation comes as House candidates file their first-quarter financial reports.

In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

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Rashon Nelson (left) and Donte Robinson say they hope their arrest at a Philadelphia Starbucks one week ago helps elicit change and doesn't happen to anyone else. A video of their arrest, viewed 11 million times, has sparked outrage and protest. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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Men Arrested At Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he was taking responsibility for making the incident "worse," after initially saying officers did nothing wrong.

An illustration from 1870 shows Prehistoric men using wooden clubs and stone axe to fend off an attacks by a large cave bear. The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe during the Pleistocene and became extinct at the beginning of the Last Glacial Maximum, about 27,500 years ago. Mammoths can be seen in the background. British Library/Science Source hide caption

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New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

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Journalist Robert Draper says White House social media director Dan Scavino has a hand in crafting about half of the president's tweets. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

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Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.

Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

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Kanye West returned to Twitter this week to post aphorisms... and announce several new albums, including one from Pusha-T (left). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 hide caption

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That's A Wrap: Kanye's Koans, K-Dot's Prize, Drake's 'Scorpion,' J. Cole's 'K.O.D.'

Hip-hop has been everywhere this week, with the genre's biggest stars teasing surprise album releases — oh, and winning historic Pulitzer Prizes.

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