Vanessa Romo

Vanessa Romo

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday against Tesla CEO Elon Musk, accusing him of securities fraud. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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SEC Sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death. Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin hide caption

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Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, at his shop in Austin, Texas, last month. On Tuesday, the company announced Wilson resigned and severed all ties with the company on Sept. 21. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Jordan McNair, seen playing high school football in 2016, died on June 13, 2018, two weeks after collapsing during a University of Maryland team workout. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin on Friday against Walmart Inc. for alleged unlawful discrimination against pregnant employees. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Columbia Gas employee Brian Jones shines a flashlight so his partner, can shut off the gas in a home on Sept. 14, in Andover, Mass. On Tuesday, lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of residents impacted by last Thursday's gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston. Winslow Townson/AP hide caption

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Debris from a nearby rooftop shows the force of Tropical Storm Florence's wind gusts in Wilmington, N.C., on Friday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

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Firefighters battle a house fire in North Andover, Mass., one of a series of fires and explosions on Thursday thought to have been triggered by a gas line that feeds several communities north of Boston. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption

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In this Aug. 13, photo, Jany Leveille sits in court during a hearing, in Taos, N.M. Leveille, her partner Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, and three other adults were denied bail by a federal judge who said the New Mexico compound residents posed a threat to the community. Roberto E. Rosales/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Florence will bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday. This satellite image was captured around 1:45 p.m. ET Wednesday. NOAA/STAR hide caption

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Are Hurricanes Getting Worse?

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On Oct. 2, 2017, drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip, following a deadly shooting at a music festival. On Tuesday, the company that owns the hotel offered to make a $500 charitable donation for victims who authorize their lawyers to accept legal notice of the company's lawsuit. John Locher/AP hide caption

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