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In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, then Florida Republican congressional candidate David Rivera speaks in Coral Gables, Fla. Federal authorities say Rivera broke the law in his dealings with Venezuela's state-run oil company. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Over a span of years, Hertz falsely accused more than 360 people of stealing rental cars, leading to arrests and jail time for innocent customers. Now, the company will pay $168 million in a settlement. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift poses with her trophies at the 50th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November, just days after the botched ticket presale. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mary O'Connor, pictured here addressing reporters during a news conference at Tampa Police headquarters in February, resigned after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop. Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP hide caption

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A congressional report found financial technology companies, or fintechs, largely fueled PPP loan fraud. Bluevine, a fintech noted in the report, told NPR it adapted to threats of fraud better than other companies mentioned. SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

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A congressional report says financial technology companies fueled rampant PPP fraud

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Cyclists and pedestrians enjoy Rock Creek Park's Beach Drive in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 26. The road has been closed to motorized vehicles since April 2020, and officials have decided to keep it closed to vehicles indefinitely. Jacob Fenston/WAMU hide caption

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A gunfire attack on two electrical substations in Moore County, N.C., knocked out power to the region, including to stoplights in the town of Southern Pines. Karl B DeBlaker/AP hide caption

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To close America's remaining coal plants, many industry analysts believe the country needs natural gas to ensure reliable energy supplies until cleaner options like battery storage are widely available. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. wants to slash carbon emissions from power plants. Natural gas is in the way

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A missing persons flyer, bearing the name of Annie Le, shown here in New Haven, Conn., in September 2009. This year, the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) launched a new tool that allows users to openly share their "press value" with the world if they were to go missing. Thomas Cain/Associated Press hide caption

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How the Fantastic Four took Double Dutch to new heights

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Jackson State coach Deion Sanders watches players preparing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Southern on Saturday in Jackson, Miss. Sanders is taking over as coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that's plunged to the bottom of college football. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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