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Vegas, Equifax, Puerto Rico: 5 things that happened Tuesday

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Trump is in Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the 5 most newsworthy things that happened Tuesday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.

1. Las Vegas rallies after shooting

Donations of money and blood flowed in after Sunday's mass shooting, which left 59 dead and more than 500 injured at the hands of a wealthy retiree whose motive remains unknown.

Thousands of miles away, Republican lawmakers in Washington shied away from the prospect of passing stricter gun control laws.

2. Former Equifax CEO faces Congress

The former CEO of Equifax testified before Congress on the company's landmark data breach, which left the personal information of 146 million Americans potentially exposed.

Then-executive Richard Smith attributed the mistake up to a combination of "human error and technological error" -- an answer some lawmakers weren't happy with.

3. Trump visits stricken Puerto Rico

Visiting Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump told officials to "be proud" that 16 people had died -- less than had lost their lives during "a real catastrophe like Katrina."

The majority of the U.S. territory still lacks water, power and cell service.

4. Supreme Court to address gerrymandering

The Supreme Court may soon rule on the issue of gerrymandering, as conservative Justice Anthony M. Kennedy appears open to the topic.

The case at hand originates from Wisconsin, where state Republicans have many more seats than align with vote tallies -- leaving Democrats crying foul.

5. U.S. retaliates against Cuba attacks

The United States forced out 15 Cubans from their diplomatic posts in Washington, a response to a series of mysterious symptoms affecting Americans based in its Havana embassy.

The illnesses may be the result of an attack on its spy network, officials said.


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