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NATIONAL

*Officials in Las Vegas launched a verified GoFundMe page to raise money for the victims and their families after a tragic mass shooting. The Las Vegas shooting killed 58 people and wounded more than 500.  It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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*Doctors suggest when talking to kids about Sunday's mass shooting to emphasize safety, doctors say they should limit the amount that children, see, hear or read about the event. The constant exposure to graphic images is disturbing no matter the age.

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*Rocker Tom Petty passed away yesterday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital. He was found unconscious in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was placed on life support.  He died at age 66. 

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Equifax Breach Is Bigger Than First Thought-

More people may be affected by the massive data breach at Equifax than previously thought.

An investigation by cybersecurity firm Mandiant has found another two-and-a-half-million additional U.S. consumers who could be impacted. That would bring the total to 145-point-five million consumers. Mandiant has been retained by Equifax to investigate the breach.

Equifax is one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies. 

Source: USA Today


Facebook Reveals Reach Of Russian Ads-

Facebook says political ads bought by accounts linked to the Russian government reached an estimated 10-million people.  The social media giant says the ad buyers spent just 100-thousand dollars over two years to reach millions on social media. Most of the ads appear to focus on divisive social and political messages and more than half were seen after the 2016 presidential election.

Source: Reuters


SPORTS

The Blues announced their 2017-1018 roster yesterday. It is now set at it's 23 player limit. Three rookies are among the team of players including the Blues 2016 #1 draft pick Tage Thompson.

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