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Wells Fargo Admits To Nearly Twice As Many Possible Fake Accounts — 3.5 Million

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

This revelation of more potentially unauthorized accounts is likely to ratchet up the congressional and regulatory scrutiny Wells Fargo already faces.

An outside review discovered that 1.4 million more potentially unauthorized accounts were opened between January 2009 and September 2016.

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FACT CHECK: 4 Claims From Trump’s Tax Speech

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

President Trump pitches tax overhaul at an event at the Loren Cook Co. in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday.

Without revealing any particulars, the president pitched his ideas for a tax code overhaul on Wednesday. Here are four claims he made and how close to correct he was on all of them.

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Judge Tosses Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit Against ‘The New York Times’

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign event for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

Alaska’s former governor alleged an editorial maliciously linked her to a 2011 mass shooting. But in his ruling Wednesday, the federal judge said her evidence was “so weak” the case shouldn’t proceed.

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Keep It Simple And Stay Open: The Waffle House Storm Menu

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

This view of Tropical Storm Harvey flooding in Houston on Tuesday shows why even the storm-hardy Waffle House had to close two of its restaurants in the city.

The 24/7 comfort-food chain is notable for keeping the doors open when hurricanes and natural disasters strike, but two of its restaurants in Houston have had to close because of Harvey.

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What Does It Take To See Gentrification Before It Happens?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

People eat at various restaurants in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

The great hope of urban advocates is to democratize data, allowing residents to see more clearly how a neighborhood is changing — but knowledge of those changes may accelerate them, says Adam Frank.

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