Disasters in spaceflight

The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.

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Famous manhunts in U.S. history

The successful hunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein joins the ranks of other high-profile manhunts in U.S. history.

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Daylight saving time explained

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What's behind the tradition of turning our clocks back each fall?

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Preserving your Halloween candy

Keep your Halloween candy alive long after the ghouls and goblins have been laid to rest.

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Halloween: By the numbers

Shoppers will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Check out some other surprising numbers behind this ghoulish holiday.

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Celebs go Halloween trick-or-treating too

Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Cher and Paris Hilton aren't going to let the kids have all the fun on Halloween.

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World Series celebration turns violent

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.

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Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

A 2,000-degree river of lava may swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two -- and there's nothing that can be done to stop it.

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Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

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Celebrity New Yorkers

Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

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Celebrities who are out and proud

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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Foreign celebrities you thought were American

Some celebrities are such a part of American culture, it's easy to forget that they aren't actually American. Take a look at a list of foreign actors you thought were American.

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What to know about midterm elections

As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

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Halloween around the world

With Halloween just around the corner, take a look at how the spooky holiday is celebrated around the world.

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Celebrities' fears, phobias revealed

Everybody's got something they're afraid of, including your favorite celebrities. With Halloween just around the corner, join us for a look at 30 stars and their fears and phobias.

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Common cat myths & misconceptions

It's National Cat Day! Check out these common myths and misconceptions about our feline friends.

12 biggest auto recalls

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls totaling 566,000 vehicles. Take a look back at the biggest auto recalls in America: Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

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Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while dressed in a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon that is Hello Kitty.

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Strangest political parties

Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Best & worst cities for Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, some cities know how to do it up more than others. Find out which cities promise a frightenly good time.

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TV's 50 all-time best villains

Every hero needs a villain and for every do-gooder who's ever graced the TV screen, you can be sure there was an evildoer or two lurking around waiting to complicate things. Check out our picks for television's 50 all-time best villains.

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Antares rocket explodes shortly after liftoff

NASA's unmanned Antares rocket blew up on liftoff Tuesday night.

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What did he say?! Rob Ford's craziest quotes

Rob Ford will no longer be Toronto's mayor as of Dec. 1, but he has won a seat on the city council. Ford withdrew his mayoral re-election bid due to a cancer diagnosis. Take a look at some of this controversial politician's most shocking quotes.

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Home prices: A tale of 20 cities

Home prices are still going up, but the rate of that increase is slowing down, according to the latest national real estate data.

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America's Ebola patients

Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared Ebola-free. She will be released from Emory University Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Learn more about her and America's other Ebola patients.

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Celebrity breakups of 2014

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

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America's most liberal states

Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

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Television's all-time sci-fi, fantasy beauties

Many beautiful women have dominated the world of science-fiction and fantasy TV shows over the years. Here's a look at some of them.

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10 alternatives to Halloween candy

Yes, Halloween is (mostly) about the candy. But you can think outside the box and offer up some healthier alternatives to trick-or-treaters.

Ridiculous 911 calls

Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

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Common myths about Ebola

Three states have enacted mandatory quarantines for health workers who have treated Ebola patients in Africa -- and they're getting pushback from medical experts who say quarantines could discourage aid workers from volunteering to help fight the crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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Celebs with college courses named after them

Skidmore college in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. recently announced that it is offering a new course called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media." Check out other celebrities who have been studied in college.

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Look back: South Korea ferry disaster

South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the capsized Sewol ferry and life in prison for three other crew members involved in the deadly disaster earlier this year. Take a look back at images from the disaster.

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National anthem controversies

Aaron Lewis of Staind bungled the second line of the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

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States with early voting

If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

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America's strongest eCities

Google's eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state — those where "businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies." Take a look at some of the more notable digital cities.

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Taylor Swift through the years

With Taylor Swift releasing her fifth studio album, "1989," on Monday, join us for a look at the singer's career so far.

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2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

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Weirdest craft beer flavors

Ever kicked back and enjoyed a cool Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout? How about a tall brewsky made from yeast found in some guy's beard? Take a look at some of the quirkiest beers brewed in craft breweries all over America.

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Controversial reality TV shows

TLC has Cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" in the wake of our story that one of the show's main characters -- Mama June -- is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives. Take a look at other controversial reality shows.

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Notable food recalls

A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

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10 worst excuses for calling in sick

We've all done it -- called in sick to work even if we're feeling fine. But we'll bet you haven't used any of these excuses.

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Famous first tweets

The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

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Who could run in 2016?

It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

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The many looks of Katy Perry

Pop singer Katy Perry has made a big impact on the music scene in the few years she has been around. In celebration of her 30th birthday on Saturday, join us for a look at her career so far.

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Most affordable big U.S. cities

Kiplinger.com recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

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Richest person in each U.S. state

Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

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Soldier killed, suspect dead in Canadian shootings

Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead.

Most 'appetizing' U.S. cities for zombies

When the undead rise up, you won't want to be in paradise. Honolulu is the most "appetizing" U.S. city for zombies, according to a fun new set of rankings.

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So those celebs are Canadian, eh?

There's more to Canada than hockey, as these celebrities, including birthday boy and Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds, remind us of all our neighbors to the north have to offer.

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20 scariest states in America

Clowns, spiders and snakes, oh my! These states are the scariest in America, according to, well, Americans.

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Richest British celebs under 30

British entertainment magazine Heat has published its annual list of the richest British celebrities under 30. Take a look at the rankings.

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Americans detained abroad

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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20 most annoying drivers

A survey reveals which drivers and driving behaviors Americans find most annoying.

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Celebrities who have battled cancer

Cancer is a disease that doesn't discriminate, even when it comes to fame and fortune. Click on to see some celebrities who have battled cancer.

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Americans detained in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. Learn more about the three Americans most recently detained in North Korea.

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Renee Zellweger through the years

Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is barely recognizable in new photos taken at a charity event Monday night. Look back at her career -- and her many looks -- through the years.

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

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Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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What to know: Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of five years for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.

23 ways your laziness is costing you money

Companies thrive on our collective sloth. Make them earn their money by learning how your laziness is costing you cash.

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Celebrities: Where were they born?

When it comes to the birthplaces of celebrities, they're all over the map. See which celebrity was born where.

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Gawker's 16 ugliest American accents

Yo, Pittsburgh. You talk funny. At least, according to Gawker's rankings of America's ugliest accents.

What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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Celebrity mug shots

Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was arrested this weekend. Take a tour of our gallery of celebrity mug shots, featuring familiar faces dating back to 1938.

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Prince William and Kate through the years

The second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is due in April, the couple announced Monday. Take a look back at their royal romance.

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12 kids' symptoms you should not ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these 12 symptoms you should never ignore.

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Celebrities who battled addiction and won

While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending. Here's a look at some stars who have fought addictions and won.

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Best colleges for low-income students

A new list published by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale lists the top schools for lower-income students. Take a look at the top 10.

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World's 10 largest earthquakes

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly San Francisco earthquake in 1989. Here's a look at the world's 10 largest earthquakes.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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The most romantic movies ever

Looking for a flick to watch with your sweetie on Sweetest Day this Saturday? Check out one or more of these most romantic movies of all time.

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Where are 'Roseanne' stars today?

It's been 26 years since TV audiences first tuned into "Roseanne." To mark the anniversary of the sitcom's Oct. 18, 1988, debut, click on to see where the show's stars are today.

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History of the tablet computer

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Top-earning dead celebrities of 2014

Find out which celebrities are earning the most from beyond the grave this year.

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Spectacular political meltdowns

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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20 best cities for trick-or-treating

Scare up some fun in the 20 best cities for trick-or-treating in 2014.

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Celebrities who were high school classmates

Everybody comes from somewhere, and that includes celebrities. Some even wandered the same high school hallways together back in their hometowns. Take a look at some stars who were high school classmates.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas is below $3 in at least 10 states and dropping fast. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Celebrities with Alzheimer's disease

Country singer and guitarist, Glen Campbell, announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He recently released a video for the final song he'll ever record called "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which details his struggles with the disease. Take a look at other celebrities who have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

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Famous celebrity feuds

From Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea to Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber, check out some of the most notable celebrity feuds.

State of the union: Where does your state rank?

As the midterm elections approach, check out your state's "state of the union."

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Richest & poorest states in America

Income disparity has never been greater in the United States. And it shows in this ranking of the richest and poorest states.

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Stars who served time behind bars

Not even fame and fortune can keep some people out of trouble. Check out some celebrities who have served out jail or prison sentences.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Dallas Cowboys running back Jonathan Randle is the latest NFL star to find himself in trouble with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

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The reappearance of Kim Jong Un

North Korea tried to end speculation about the health of leader Kim Jong Un by releasing a new batch of photos. But they may have only raised more questions.

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Time's most influential teens of 2014

These adolescents are doing a lot more than texting and shopping. They're among Time's most influential teens of 2014.

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13 top musicians in politics

Check out 13 top musicians who have found themselves in the political spotlight.

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Household items you're paying too much for

Find out which household items you could be saving money on.

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Where are 'Night Court' stars today?

Three decades ago audiences met a zany, Mel Tormé-loving judge and the cast of misfits who paraded through his New York City courtroom. With Harry Anderson celebrating his 62nd birthday on Tuesday, see what he and his "Night Court" co-stars are up to today.

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Worst celebrity Twitter gaffes

Geraldo is the latest celebrity to raise eyebrows on Twitter after tweeting about the crisis in Syria -- while topless on vacation. Check out some of the worst celebrity Twitter gaffes.

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Meet Esquire's new 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Actress Penelope Cruz is Esquire's new "Sexiest Woman Alive." Take a look at other past winners.

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Best/worst cities for women looking to get married

A new Pew Research Center poll found that over half of never-married Americans would like to eventually tie the knot. Take a look at the the best - and worst - cities for women looking to get married.

The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

Never mind! Celebrities who unretired

Whatever their reasons, more than a few stars have decided to walk away from their chosen fields only to get the itch and return -- some more than once. Take a look at some celebrities who have "unretired."

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40 fetching actresses in their 40s

All of these actresses in this slideshow are in their 40s and they're more beautiful than ever. Take a look and dare to disagree.

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What to know about Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was one of two people awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights. Learn more about the life of this Pakistani teenager who has become a champion for girls' rights to education. 

Biggest data breaches of all time

Dairy Queen is the latest company to get hit by a data breach, announcing customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates were stolen from 395 stores nationwide in August and early September. Take a look at the biggest data breaches of all time.

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