Merrit Kennedy

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After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.

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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

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Iowa's Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over $75 Speeding Ticket

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Marla Leaf says she wasn't speeding, but a speed camera says she was. She argues her rights were violated because Cedar Rapids delegated police powers to the private company maintaining the cameras.

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

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Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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Hurricane Maria Weakens To A Category 4 As It Closes In On Puerto Rico

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The National Hurricane Center warns that Hurricane Maria now barreling toward Puerto Rico is a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.

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'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

Monday, September 18, 2017

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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Vatican Recalls Priest From D.C. Diplomatic Mission, Launches Child Porn Probe

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Vatican says the State Department alerted it last month that one of its diplomats may have broken a law "relating to child pornography images." The priest in question is now in Vatican City.

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3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

Friday, September 15, 2017

"It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech," says one plaintiff. They are seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the past four years.

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Jose Declared A Hurricane (Again) On Friday

Friday, September 15, 2017

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to bring high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the U.S. East Coast in the coming days.

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Good News For Snow Leopards, Bad News For Ash Trees

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "critically endangered."

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San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The disease has killed at least 15 people and infected nearly 400 in the city, and it is hitting the homeless population the hardest.

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At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Police in Hollywood, Fla., confirmed they are investigating the deaths. The facility may have been without air conditioning following the storm, according to multiple news reports.

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Census Bureau: Median Incomes Rose And Poverty Levels Fell In 2016

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The number of people covered by health insurance also ticked up. The bureau says the income growth is driven by more people finding jobs rather than increases in salaries.

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PHOTOS: 'Slackers Unite' In Rallies Against Changes To French Labor Law

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The show of opposition to President Macron's proposed labor law overhaul is seen as the first major test for the recently elected leader. In Paris, there were clashes between protesters and police.

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

Monday, September 11, 2017

A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.

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Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nordstrom Local, which opens next month in West Hollywood, will offer personal stylists. The retailer believes the streamlined experience reflects the way many people want to do their shopping now.

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Harvey Weakens Over Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The death tally left by the now-tropical depression rose Wednesday as recovery workers in Harris County were able to reach a white van that a rescued man had told them held several family members.

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Baltimore Took Down Confederate Monuments. Now It Has To Decide What To Do With Them

Monday, August 28, 2017

Speaking about monument removals across the U.S., Mayor Catherine Pugh says, "They're coming down so fast, I don't know if we have enough museums to house them or enough cemeteries to stick them in."

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Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor, Dies

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nakajima played the iconic giant reptile in a dozen films, donning the suit that he says weighed about 220 pounds and wreaking havoc on model cities and rival monsters. He was 88.

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