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AOL.com's Snapshot: The stories you need to see

BY ALEXIS SHAW and MORGAN WHITAKER

Making the news a little more digestible, Snapshot is your quick guide to the biggest stories of the day.

Today we're following the truly massive settlement Bank of America will pay for its role in the run-up to the financial crisis and the release of the two Americans treated for Ebola here in the states. And even for those who might be fed up with the trend, the last ice bucket challenge you need to see.

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o August 21 2014 at 1:07 PM

Man steals loaf to bread to feed his hungry children, he get a year in jail. Banker steals million of peoples life savings and retirement, he get a raise and a bonus and then buys his/hers 5th house.

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Ollie o August 21 2014 at 2:21 PM

You have said the truth, that is what's going down today and in most businesses too.

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kulpw August 21 2014 at 12:47 PM

When they shut down Freddie Mac and Fannie Mai I will be more impressed.

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agdathome kulpw August 21 2014 at 1:20 PM

Believe it or not Freddie is making money now. Don't ask me how?

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calderasf agdathome August 21 2014 at 2:35 PM

By gov't oversight and a reworking of loan programs. These two institutions show the difference on no regulation (repubnuts) to oversight Dems.

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cigarpal August 21 2014 at 1:02 PM

B of A, corruption and greed personified.

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ps7603 cigarpal August 21 2014 at 1:39 PM

They suck and tey are crooks and I own about 2K shares of BAC

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Aldito BS/BM August 21 2014 at 1:23 PM

Bank of America hires the worst most rude and incompetent people they can find, I stopped doing business with then years ago and will never do business with them again, CHASE is the same way, better to go with the smaller banks that treat customers with the respect they deserve.

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fightnbk Aldito BS/BM August 21 2014 at 1:49 PM

This point, though, is well taken...

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lenny August 21 2014 at 1:28 PM

They made hundreds of billions in profit, investors lost tens of billions, they paid themselves billions in bonuses, no jail time for any of them … Eric Holder is weak and ineffectual, settling for chump change that will be paid with other people's money.

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calderasf lenny August 21 2014 at 2:39 PM

17 billion is not chump change

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dblrnbo August 21 2014 at 1:09 PM

Thieving SOBS. I paid off my 2 accounts; they won't be getting any more of my money!

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calderasf dblrnbo August 21 2014 at 2:38 PM

That's how changes are made hurt them in their profits by NOT buying their services. I'm in a credit Union been in one for 30 years

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ganderrrr August 21 2014 at 12:40 PM

Capitalism IS theft.

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balaland August 21 2014 at 12:56 PM

Bank of America shipped my mortgage off to Green Tree , they are pushing the paper, and when it comes down to it , the people who got screwed will get nothing......

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e08a13 balaland August 21 2014 at 2:32 PM

CitiMortgage just did the same thing.
When they pay customers for lying and laughing, it might be a cold day.
Lots of luck on anybody getting anything from either bank. The only ones making out are the attorneys.

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calderasf balaland August 21 2014 at 2:39 PM

actually not true billions are for mortgage holders

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mistersuperskip August 21 2014 at 1:38 PM

The US Government extrorting money from BAC. Now BAC will just pass the loss to it's customers. Thanks Obama's stick up man Eric Holder.

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Bob August 21 2014 at 1:15 PM

Of course BOA settled, what choice did they have. The charges were criminal charges and had BOA fought these felony charges BOA would have been shut down completely until the court case was settled and that would take years. Ordinarily we would call this "highway robbery" but since it's AG Eric Holders DOJ it's business as usual.

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fightnbk Bob August 21 2014 at 1:49 PM

Bob, BofA would never be 'shut down'. They control too much amerikan credit and debt. They settled because it is cheaper than fighting...it is just another transaction. They are too big to even worry about this. And Holder needs to go back to his hole...his oversight of anything is a mockery...

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Bob fightnbk August 21 2014 at 2:11 PM

If you were on the Board of Directors would you risk shutting down BOA? I don't think so.

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calderasf Bob August 21 2014 at 2:40 PM

Wow any crazy theory to knock the gov for a 17 billion payout

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