October 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of October 2016.

Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline
Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
On Oct. 15, 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline suffers $2 million in damages after construction equipment is intentionally set on fire. It is thought to be the work of angry protesters, who set fire to other construction equipment back in August in the same town of Reasnor, Iowa. The $3.7 billion dollar pipeline plan is set to bring oil from North Dakota to the U.S. Gulf Coast. But there have been months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental activists who are concerned with protecting water supply and sacred sites.
Photo source: AP Photo/James MacPherson
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