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Microsoft for the first time on Thursday revealed that the hackers behind the SolarWinds attack had compromised its internal systems and accessed company source code. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems

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Hurricane Laura sends large waves crashing on a beach in Cameron, La., on Aug. 26 as an offshore oil rig appears in the distance. The most active hurricane season on record was just one of many challenges facing the oil industry this year — aside from the attention-grabbing crisis of the pandemic. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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It Wasn't Just The Pandemic: Oil's Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

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The Fate Of Local Budgets Without Enough Money In The Relief Bill

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This Year's Car Sales Exceeded Expectation Despite The Pandemic

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The popular Seattle restaurant San Fermo allows only two people inside each of its enclosed dining igloos at a time — to reduce the risk that people from different households will dine together. Will Stone hide caption

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Yurts, Igloos And Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

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U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack is seeking to retain control over networks such as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty even after the incoming Biden administration replaces him. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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President Trump signs a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order at Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wis., in 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A screen displays Chinese President Xi Jinping (top left), European Council President Charles Michel (top right), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (bottom right), French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an EU-China Leaders' meeting video conference Wednesday. Johanna Geron/Pool via AP hide caption

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Europe And China Approve Landmark Investment Treaty, Snubbing U.S.

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(Clockwise from upper left) A "Black Lives Matter" protest in Brooklyn, N.Y., a shuttered AMC movie theater, a "Stop the Steal" protest in Atlanta, Ga., and the short-form streamer Quibi. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images, Scott Olson/Getty Images, Megan Varner/Getty Images, Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After Shopping And Shipping Crush Come Record Returns

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Ron Rosmann, seen in 2011, received some of the subsidies but says he's not in favor of the program. "It has disproportionately gone to the largest producers," he says. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Farmers Got A Government Bailout In 2020, Even Those Who Didn't Need It

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Economics Of Latest Pandemic Relief Bill

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American Airlines Flight 718, a Boeing 737 Max, takes off Tuesday from Miami International Airport on its way to New York — the plane's first commercial flight in the U.S. since it was allowed to return to service. The 737 Max was grounded worldwide after two crashes due to a faulty flight system. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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