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Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testifies about the company's massive data breach before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

A new disclosure from Yahoo — now known as Oath after it was bought by telecom company Verizon — dramatically escalates the size of the 2013 hack revealed last year. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Every Yahoo Account That Existed In Mid-2013 Was Likely Hacked

Yahoo says the massive hack, previously said to have affected 1 billion accounts, in fact likely compromised 3 billion accounts. However, the company says corrective actions have already been taken.

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For Many Women, The Nearest Abortion Provider Is Hundreds Of Miles Away

Abortion providers are far away for many women in the U.S., a report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. That's especially true for women in South Dakota and other states in the Upper Midwest.

For Many Women, The Nearest Abortion Provider Is Hundreds Of Miles Away

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Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the court hears arguments about partisan gerrymandering. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Partisan Gerrymandering: How Much Is Too Much?

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on a gerrymandering case that could have sweeping political consequences.

Partisan Gerrymandering: How Much Is Too Much?

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Alzheimer's disease causes atrophy of brain tissue. The discovery that lymph vessels near the brain's surface help remove waste suggests glitches in the lymph system might be involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain diseases. Alfred Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

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Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

For centuries, scientists thought the human brain had no direct connection to the body's immune system. Now researchers seem to have found one, and say it may offer clues to multiple sclerosis, too.

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

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According to Food and Drug Administration regulations, abortion pill Mifeprex can only be dispensed at a medical facility under the care of a certified provider. The ACLU and many abortion rights advocates want it to be available at pharmacies. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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ACLU Sues To Increase Access To Abortion Pill

The lawsuit challenges a longstanding regulation allowing the abortion pill — which can be used during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy — to be dispensed only at a medical facility under the care of a certified provider.

Tom Petty performs with The Heartbreakers at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 16, 2013. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Petty To 'Fresh Air': 'The Songs Mean A Lot To People, And It Means A Lot To Me'

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Petty, who died Monday night, spoke with Terry Gross in 2006 about the seeds of his Hall Of Fame career: "We always wanted very much to create our own sound."

Tom Petty To 'Fresh Air': 'The Songs Mean A Lot To People, And It Means A Lot To Me'

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Flight Officer Jack Chen uses binoculars at an observers window on a Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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Final Report On MH370 Says Failure To Locate Airliner Is 'Almost Inconceivable'

The report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014, found that a flight simulator at the pilot's home contained a route similar to the one investigators think the missing plane took.

Nobel Committee for Physics members announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The laureates are, from left to right: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Proved Einstein Right; Now They've Won The 2017 Physics Nobel Prize

For years, three physicists worked to prove Einstein was right — that gravitational waves are rippling through space-time. In 2015, they made history as part of the LIGO Collaboration.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have a plan to renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which lapsed Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Lapse In Federal Funding Imperils Children's Health Coverage

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Ten states will start to run out of money for the Children's Health Insurance Program by the end of the year. Most states will be out of CHIP cash by the summer of 2018, if Congress doesn't act.

Angel Joel Alvarez Lopez stands by the door of his wood house above his mother's cement house in the Bayamon municipality outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. He built this wood-and-tin second floor addition about 15 years ago. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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'I Need A Strong House': After Maria, One Puerto Rican Grapples With How To Rebuild

"I need a strong house," says Angel Joel Alvarez Lopez, whose roof was ripped off his home. Rain is pouring in. Now, he's looking ahead to months of building and trying to determine his next steps.

A bottle of Misadventure Vodka, which is made out of disregarded baked goods like cake and bread. The southern California distillery reduces food waste while also creating premium vodka. Courtesy of Misadventure Vodka hide caption

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Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed'

In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.