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USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper that is the flagship publication of its owner, Gannett. Founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982, it operates from Gannett's corporate headquarters in McLean, Virginia. It is printed at 37 sites across the United States and at five additional sites internationally.Source
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On masks and hydroxychloroquine, as a physician, I know science supports President Trump

On masks and hydroxychloroquine, as a physician, I know science supports President Trump

Dr. Robin ArmstrongOpinion contributorWhile Washington continues to ignore the very real scandal involving the unmasking of Michael Flynn at the hands of Obama administration officials like former Vice President Joe Biden, the media is manufacturing a different scandal: outrage at President Donald Trump for not wearing a mask and for taking hydroxychloroquine.As a physician, I know the science supports President Trump’s decision.Early in the virus’ outbreak, the question of whether to wear masks was one my colleagues and I debated among ourselves. There is evidence on both sides....

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Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra trade loving messages on 2-year anniversary of their first date

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra trade loving messages on 2-year anniversary of their first date

USA TODAYAwwwwwww.Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are still happily in love,two years after their first date, and .To prove it, the A-list couple spent part of Memorial Day swapping appreciative social media posts celebrating their time together. The "Quantico" actress was first. She posted their first selfie together, apparently at Dodger Stadium, to her and , saying, "2 years ago today we took our very first picture together. Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness. I love you @nickjonas  Thank you for making our life together so incredible. Here’s to many more...

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Republicans sue to block California Gov. Newsom from mailing ballots to all voters

Republicans sue to block California Gov. Newsom from mailing ballots to all voters

USA TODAYThe Republican Party launched a legal battle to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom from sending all voters in his state mail-in ballots for the general election, arguing the move is unconstitutional and invites voter fraud. The Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and California Republican Party and Secretary of State Alex Padilla in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.In their complaint, the groups called the Democratic governor's action an illegal "usurpation of the legislature's authority" to set the "time, place...

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Bryce Dallas Howard graduates from NYU after enrolling in 1999: '21 years in the making'

Bryce Dallas Howard graduates from NYU after enrolling in 1999: '21 years in the making'

USA TODAYis a college graduate. The "Jurassic World" star, 39, announced that she graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts more than two decades after she originally enrolled in 1999. "I am so overcome with joy to share that I have officially graduated from NYU!" Howard wrote on Friday. "I first enrolled in undergrad in ’99, then took a leave of absence to start working as an actor, so this has been 21 years in the making!"She called the academic feat a "dream," even though she wasn't able to attend an in-person graduation and walk across the stage, like many graduates...

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Country star Morgan Wallen arrested for public intoxication after being kicked out of Kid Rock's bar

Country star Morgan Wallen arrested for public intoxication after being kicked out of Kid Rock's bar

Nashville TennesseanCountry singer was arrested Saturday night in downtown Nashville and s.Police said Wallen got kicked out of Kid Rock's bar and steakhouse on Lower Broadway at about 11 p.m. for "kicking glass items." On the street, police said, he got into verbal fights with passersby while officers watched."Officers gave (Wallen) several opportunities to walk away with his friends, but he refused," Wallen's arrest warrant states.Police arrested him, saying he was "a danger to himself and the public."Wallen, 27, responded to the charges Sunday afternoon, saying he went out in downtown...

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Joe Biden questions my blackness one moment, defends racist 1994 crime bill the next

Joe Biden questions my blackness one moment, defends racist 1994 crime bill the next

Paris DennardOpinion contributorMuch attention has been rightfully devoted to bigoted comments former Vice President Joe Biden made during his Friday interview with “The Breakfast Club” when he had the audacity to say "Well I tell you what, If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, ."As a black man who voted for Donald J. Trump for president in 2016, and plans to do so in 2020, no 77-year-old white man from Delaware has the right, authority or rationale to question my blackness or the blackness of millions of Americans exercising our God-given right to be free and...

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Longtime basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who died at 84, 'changed a lot of lives'

Longtime basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who died at 84, 'changed a lot of lives'

Scott WrightThe OklahomanSTILLWATER, Okla. — Randy Rutherford paid a visit to Eddie Sutton during the day on Saturday, hours before the legendary basketball coach passed away at the age of 84.It was a day full of reminiscing for Rutherford, who played for Sutton at Oklahoma State from 1992-1995. The telling of Sutton stories carried into Sunday as everyone who is part of the Cowboy basketball family celebrated the life of a man who had mentored so many.As Rutherford told more stories Sunday afternoon, he noted that none of them had been about basketball.“Basketball was about 10 percent of...

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In race for coronavirus vaccine, will Operation Warp Speed focus the work or politicize it?

In race for coronavirus vaccine, will Operation Warp Speed focus the work or politicize it?

USA TODAYFour months into one of the largest medical emergencies in United States history, President Donald Trump announced a goal to develop 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by January, enough to protect most Americans. Charged with this task was Operation Warp Speed, a newly-created program to tie together all major U.S. federal, medical and oversight entities, and the military, into one massive coordinated push for a vaccine and treatments.However, how the operation functions, its budget, what power it has and what resources it controls have either not been determined or not been...

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DOJ warns Los Angeles, Illinois of possible illegality of stay-at-home orders

DOJ warns Los Angeles, Illinois of possible illegality of stay-at-home orders

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The Justice Department warned state and local officials Friday of the possible illegality of their stay-at-home orders, as the agency continues to monitor  restrictions meant to contain the spread of COVID-19.In a letter to Los Angeles officials, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said their recent comments suggesting that stay-at-home orders may stay in place longer "may be both arbitrary and unlawful." The Justice Department also said that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "sweeping limitations" on Illinois residents raise constitutional concerns.Attorney General...

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Coronavirus live updates: New York opens further for Memorial Day travel; sick hairstylist may have exposed 91; US nears 100,000 deaths

Coronavirus live updates: New York opens further for Memorial Day travel; sick hairstylist may have exposed 91; US nears 100,000 deaths

USA TODAYAs Americans begin an unusual Memorial Day weekend,  for victims of the virus. The death count in the U.S. is likely to hit 100,000 by early next week.President Donald Trump said he ordered the flags to be lowered Friday through Sunday "in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus." Flags will be at half-staff Monday "in honor of the men and women in our Military who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation," Trump tweeted.Americans itching to get out of the house this weekend "can be outside" if they take proper social distancing precautions, White House...

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Why oh why is NY Governor Andrew Cuomo being praised for his coronavirus response?

Why oh why is NY Governor Andrew Cuomo being praised for his coronavirus response?

Glenn Harlan ReynoldsOpinion columnistNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in an apparent response to President Trump’s references to the Chinese virus, has been calling coronavirus the “,” because most of New York’s cases , not directly from China, after restrictions on flights from China announced in late January. But people elsewhere in America might just as well call it the “,” given that — as the New York Times reported this month — the vast majority of cases across the nation .Cuomo’s nomenclature fits nicely with Chinese government messaging but obscures the fact that the disease in...

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Projecting normalcy, Trump leaves the White House to go golfing in Virginia

Projecting normalcy, Trump leaves the White House to go golfing in Virginia

USA TODAYWASHINGTON -- In what is perhaps the latest sign that the White House is eager to project a sense of normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump returned to the golf course Saturday.The president arrived at his Trump National golf club in Northern Virginia wearing a white baseball cap and polo shirt. It marked the president's first trip to the course — a favorite of his —since the pandemic began. As much of the nation reamined indoors under stay-at-home orders, Trump stayed in the White House for most of April. Trump left the White House at the end of the month...

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100 years ago, Philadelphia chose a parade over social distancing during the 1918 Spanish flu – and paid a heavy price

100 years ago, Philadelphia chose a parade over social distancing during the 1918 Spanish flu – and paid a heavy price

Among the worst moments of the 1918 influenza pandemic were Philadelphia's overwhelmed morgue stacking unembalmed bodies without ice on multiple floors until storage was found, or the city resorting to steam shovels for digging mass graves.The 1918 Spanish influenza – a vicious disease, some historians call it – emerged as World War I was ending. It killed an estimated 50 million or more people worldwide, 675,000 in the USA alone.It attacked the lungs, making breathing difficult. But influenza alone did not kill all those people. Most of the victims died of  a secondary infection that...

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‘Thought I was gonna die!’: ‘Labor of Love’ host Kristin Davis reacts to televised sperm tests

‘Thought I was gonna die!’: ‘Labor of Love’ host Kristin Davis reacts to televised sperm tests

USA TODAYAs wholesome as peach pie?Former "Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis went from welcoming “Labor of Love” star Kristy Katzmann to Atlanta, where they filmed the debut season in early 2019, with a peach pie (that she tells USA TODAY she didn't bake because of time constraints, though she is fully “capable"), to calling for waiters in black bow ties carrying trays with specimen cups."Y'all are ruthless," one of the 15 contestants hoping to start a family with Katzmann is heard saying off-screen.Davis then leads the cast to a trailer where the men will make their deposits so their...

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Mortgage delinquencies surge by 1.6M in April, the biggest monthly jump ever

Mortgage delinquencies surge by 1.6M in April, the biggest monthly jump ever

USA TODAYDelinquencies among borrowers for past-due mortgages are soaring, a sign that Americans are struggling to pay their bills amid a wave of layoffs and lost income from the coronavirus pandemic.Mortgage delinquencies surged by 1.6 million in April, the largest single-month jump in history, according to a report from Black Knight, a mortgage technology and data provider. The data includes both homeowners past due on mortgage payments who aren’t in forbearance, along with those in forbearance plans and who didn’t make a mortgage payment in April.At 6.45%, the national delinquency rate...

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Max Holloway offers private training, dinner in exchange for Hawaiian food bank donations

Max Holloway offers private training, dinner in exchange for Hawaiian food bank donations

Former UFC featherweight champion is working to get Hawaii back on its feet from the coronavirus pandemic.Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC) will headline the which he is promoting to help generate donations to the Maui Food Bank and Hawaii Food Bank.The contributions won’t come without potential benefit. Each donation, which start as low as $10, will be paired with a raffle entry. The winner of the raffle (along with four friends) will receive the opportunity to participate in a private training session with Holloway, receive signed gloves and have dinner with one of the sport’s most decorated...

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Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes, killing nearly 100

Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes, killing nearly 100

USA TODAYA domestic Pakistan International Airlines flight with at least 98 people on board crashed Friday shortly after 2 p.m. local time near its destination in the southern port city of Karachi, Abdul Sattar Kokhar, a spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority, told the Associated Press.Pakistan's civil aviation authority said the plane carried 91 passengers and a crew of seven. Earlier, the departure airport in the northeastern city of Lahore had said 107 were on board. Kokhar said the discrepancy was due to confusion in the chaotic aftermath of the crash.Information on...

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Joe Biden, in testy interview, says 'you ain’t black’ if you're undecided over him vs. Trump

Joe Biden, in testy interview, says 'you ain’t black’ if you're undecided over him vs. Trump

USA TODAYPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee , in a testy exchange Friday with African American radio host Charlamagne tha God, said "you ain’t black" if you're struggling to decide whether to back him or President Donald Trump.During the interview on Charlamagne's program, "The Breakfast Club,"  emphasized his ties to the African American community and touted his record on civil rights. He also told Charlamagne "there are multiple black women being considered" for vice president.About 17 minutes into the 18-minute interview, a Biden staffer is heard interrupting and telling...

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Lance Armstrong ESPN documentary details forgery, grudges and 10,000 lies

Lance Armstrong ESPN documentary details forgery, grudges and 10,000 lies

USA TODAYIn the first two and a half minutes of the , Lance Armstrong tells a story that includes 13 F-bombs, two other curse words and four obscene hand gestures.And then he really gets going.► He talks about his teenage years, when he used a forged birth certificate to circumvent the minimum age requirements to enter triathlons.“Forge the birth certificate, compete illegally and beat everybody,” he said of his formula.► He talks about his “10,000 lies” – not in terms of regret, but as a best practice to protect his empire and conceal his doping in cycling.“Nobody dopes and is honest,” he...

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Trump accuses Democratic governors of keeping lockdowns because of 'politics' as he visits Michigan

Trump accuses Democratic governors of keeping lockdowns because of 'politics' as he visits Michigan

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – During a visit to the battleground state of Michigan on Thursday,  blasted Democratic governors who he said have been "very resistant" to lifting stay-at-home orders as the administration continues its aggressive push for states to reopen amid the coronavirus crisis. The president traveled to Ypsilanti to tour a Ford Motor plant making ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 patients, where he insisted the country would rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, which has wrecked the U.S. economy and left millions jobless. "You have a lot of, unfortunately in this case,...

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Republicans, Democrats push ahead on absentee voting even as Trump blasts Michigan over it

Republicans, Democrats push ahead on absentee voting even as Trump blasts Michigan over it

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Weeks before President Donald Trump lashed out at Michigan leaders for considering a plan to send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, West Virginia did exactly what Trump is now condemning.So did Nebraska. And Iowa. And Georgia. And several other states.Trump, who has railed against vote-by-mail for weeks, took his assault a step further Wednesday, to from Michigan if it "illegally" sends absentee ballot applications to the state's citizens before its primary Aug. 4 and the election Nov. 3. He blasted Nevada on Twitter, calling its plan to send...

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Nearly half of Republicans think Trump should be able to close news outlets: poll

Nearly half of Republicans think Trump should be able to close news outlets: poll

Nearly half of Republicans surveyed — 44 percent — believe the president should be able to shutter news outlets for "bad behavior," according to a new poll released Tuesday. The poll by Ipsos emphasizes the clear divide between party lines when it comes to the role of the media and its coverage of the Trump administration. Twenty-nine percent, nearly a third, of the more than 1,000 people polled said they believed the news media was the enemy of the American people, a phrase that was coined and popularized by President Donald Trump. That number jumps to 48 percent if you just examine...

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'Talk with your lawyer, Bill Barr:' Kamala Harris warns Trump against attempt to 'suppress the vote'

'Talk with your lawyer, Bill Barr:' Kamala Harris warns Trump against attempt to 'suppress the vote'

USA TODAYSen. Kamala Harris tore into President Donald Trump Wednesday night for his from states over absentee ballots, warning such an act would be illegal. "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote," the former California attorney general told MSNBC host Joy Reid."So, you may want to talk to your lawyer, Bill Barr, about that," Harris added, in an apparent swipe at the independence of Attorney General William Barr, whom critics have accused of acting more like the president's personal attorney than the...

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Sia confirms she adopted two teenage sons that were 'aging out of the foster care system'

Sia confirms she adopted two teenage sons that were 'aging out of the foster care system'

USA TODAYSia is opening up about her children.During an interview with , the typically private singer, 44, confirmed she adopted children last year."I actually adopted two sons last year. They were 18, they're both 19 years old now," she said. "They were aging out of the foster care system and yeah, and I love them."She also discussed how they've been dealing with coronavirus quarantine."They are both finding it pretty difficult, one more so than the other," she said. "But they're both doing things that are really good for them right now that are like really helpful. Like, they're really...

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BREAKING: Tulare County reports 101 new cases as supervisors vote to reopen 'effective immediately'

BREAKING: Tulare County reports 101 new cases as supervisors vote to reopen 'effective immediately'

Visalia Times-DeltaTulare County reported a spike of 101 COVID-19 cases and four more deaths on Tuesday as supervisors voted to reopen businesses and churches "effective immediately" in defiance of the state's public health orders.The 3-2 decision allows nearly all businesses to reopen that fall under Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the state's plan. That includes dine-in restaurants, churches, barbers, movie theaters and shopping malls.In rejecting California's guidelines to reopen, Tulare County officials later clarified that businesses should follow state guidelines on social distancing while...

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