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'An American Pickle' trailer: Seth Rogen stars as bearded time traveler and his great-grandson in comedy

USA Today - 1 hour 36 min ago

Seth Rogen is serious about his comic role as a man preserved in brine. An exclusive first look at his dual roles in HBO Max's "An American Pickle."

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Kanye West tweets he's running for president in 2020, Elon Musk offers 'full support'

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 11:29pm

Kanye West tweeted on Independence Day that he's running for president in 2020. "We must now realize the promise of America," he wrote.

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Station Casinos, Red Rock Resorts president dies in July 4 watercraft accident

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 9:53pm

The company said Haskins died on July 4 in Michigan in a watercraft accident. Station Casinos is best known for its Palms Resort near the Strip.

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Shortened season, universal DH has Ryan Braun re-thinking his possible retirement plans

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 9:30pm

The Brewers' Ryan Braun said in January that 2020 might be his final season, but a 60-game season and chance to play DH could mean a return in 2021.

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Caleb Williams, No. 1 quarterback prospect in class of 2021, commits to Oklahoma Sooners

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 8:43pm

Caleb Williams, the No. 1 QB prospect in the class of 2021, announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Saturday.

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President Donald Trump hosts Independence Day celebration at White House

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 6:49pm

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed visitors to the White House's South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Opinion: A handful of people at IMS watch Scott Dixon dominate GMR Grand Prix

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 5:16pm

Scott Dixon won the 2020 GMR Grand Prix at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using tire strategy to bend the field to his will.

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka hit by liner in simulated game

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 5:06pm

Masahiro Tanaka was drilled by a line drive to the head, off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, during a simulated game Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price opts out of 2020 Major League Baseball season

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 4:57pm

David Price becomes the sixth player to opt out. The lefty cited concern for his health and that of his family's in opting out of the 2020 season.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to ban sale of middle seats on airplanes during coronavirus pandemic

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 4:29pm

"This is incredibly irresponsible," Sen. Jeff Merkley wrote after taking a crowded American Airlines flight.

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Woman falls to death at Grand Canyon after hiking off trail, taking photos

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 3:59pm

Rangers found Maria A. Salgado Lopez's body approximately 100 feet below the rim on Friday.

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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo set records in Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 1:44pm

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo both set records in their respective divisions, each earning another title in Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

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Joey Chestnut sets world record, downs 75 hot dogs in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 12:26pm

Joey Chestnut eclipsed his own world record, capturing his 13th title in the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest after downing 75 dogs.

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'Growing pains are good': Matthew McConaughey calls on America to reflect, other celebs criticize July 4th holiday

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 12:20pm

Some celebrities are speaking out about the July 4 holiday and encouraging people to look at it through a critical lense.

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Celebrating July 4th during a pandemic: Tips for staying safe at parades and house parties

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 11:53am

It's easy to let your guard down and risk COVID-19 infection at parties. Here are tips to keep in mind if you're attending any July 4th events.

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Opinion: 'NEVER.' The anatomy of Washington team owner Daniel Snyder's most famous quote

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 11:43am

Amanda Blackhorse knew it was going to take sponsor dollars to make Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder rethink the notion of "never."

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Billy Graham, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass: Who Trump wants in the 'National Garden of American Heroes'

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 11:29am

Trump's order says the "National Garden of American Heroes," should feature Harriet Tubman, Billy Graham and Frederick Douglass among others.

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'We refuse to celebrate': July 4th protesters say not all Americans are free

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 10:35am

Demonstrations were planned in more than a dozen U.S. cities on July 4th, including several protests and marches in the nation's capitol.

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Opinion: It's a Fourth of July without Major League Baseball -- and perhaps that's a good thing

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 10:10am

Sure, watching MLB on Fourth of July would have been nice, but a little quiet isn't bad, especially when we, as a collective, have more work to do.

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Coronavirus updates: Some beaches closed, fireworks canceled as states fear Fourth of July crowds

USA Today - July 4, 2020 - 9:37am

Backyard gatherings have been of special concern to some health officials heading into the Fourth of July weekend.

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