La Perla resident Maria Antonia Perez Rivera looks on from her battered residence after Hurricane Maria. Photo: Carlos Giusti / AP

Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the North Mariana Islands have something in common: they don't have equal federal representation that the 50 states maintain, according to a Washington Post report, even though "most of the full-time residents of these territories are U.S. citizens."

Why it matters: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the mayor of San Juan begged for help yesterday from the government. Guam is the target of North Korea missile strikes. And, according to WaPo, on top of having scarce House representation, the territories cannot vote in the U.S. general election.

These five territories, along with the District of Columbia, hold more than 4 million people combined, WaPo reports. They are represented by a House delegate who is unable to vote on the House floor. They do not have Senate representation, and while the District can vote for president, the five territories are only able to vote in the primaries.

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In photos: Thousands evacuated as Southern California fire grows

A plane makes a retardant drop on a ridge at the Apple Fire north of Banning in Riverside County, which "doubled in size" Saturday, per KTLA. Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A massive wildfire that prompted mandatory evacuations in Southern California over the weekend burned 26,450 acres and was 5% contained by Monday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

The big picture: As California remains an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., some 15 separate fires are raging across the state. About 7,800 people were under evacuation orders from the Apple Fire, about 75 miles east of Los Angeles, as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze. CalFire said Monday that a malfunction involving a "diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from the exhaust system" started the Apple Fire.

Twitter faces FTC fine of up to $250 million over alleged privacy violations

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The Federal Trade Commission has accused Twitter of using phone numbers and emails from its users to make targeted ads between 2013 and 2019, Twitter said in an SEC filing published Monday.

Why it matters: Twitter estimates that the FTC's draft complaint, which was sent a few days after its Q2 earnings report, could cost the company between $150 million and $250 million. The complaint is unrelated to the recent Twitter hack involving a bitcoin scam.