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Mics will be cut for portions of final presidential debate after commission adopts new rules

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:56pm

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the rule changes Monday, three weeks after a chaotic opening faceoff between the two presidential contenders that featured frequent interruptions.

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Beastie Boys grant Biden campaign use of 'Sabotage.' Here's why that's a big deal for music fans

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:49pm

The Beastie Boys have, for the first time, licensed one of their songs for use in a political ad. The Joe Biden campaign commercial features 1994's "Sabotage."

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Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after Election Day

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:41pm

The justices' order establishes the ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, with 20 electoral votes.

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Tom Herman: No mandate forcing Texas players to stay on field for playing of 'The Eyes of Texas'

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:24pm

Texas coach Tom Herman said there would be no mandate that players stay on the field for the playing of school song "The Eyes of Texas."

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Billionaire flips mansion, nearby house for $15.5 million more than what he paid Tiger Woods' ex-wife for them in September

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:20pm

Rockstar Energy Drink billionaire Russell Weiner in September paid Elin Nordegren $32.89 million for 2 houses and just sold them for $48.19 million.

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Ex-Fox News anchor Ed Henry files to toss lawsuit accusing him of rape, calling it 'malicious and defamatory'

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:08pm

Three months after a lawsuit accusing him of rape was filed, ex-Fox News star Ed Henry is calling it "malicious and defamatory" and seeking to toss it.

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Tips for making a charcuterie board, including what types of meat and cheese to use

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

The right cheese selection is just one ingredient in making a great charcuterie board.

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You can get a 3-month Xbox Game Pass subscription for less than $25 right now

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 6:37pm

This Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal provides shoppers with a three-month subscription for less than $25—find out more.

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Tennessee poll worker fired after turning away voters in Black Lives Matter shirts, masks

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 6:30pm

A poll worker at the Dave Wells Community Center in Memphis was fired after turning away voters wearing 'Black Lives Matter' gear. Another worker quit shortly afterward.

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DNI Ratcliffe: Russia disinformation not behind published emails targeting Biden; FBI reviewing

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 6:20pm

The DNI said emails purportedly from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden are not tied to Russian disinformation. But the FBI is investigating.

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CDC issues new guidance, advises travelers on public transportation to wear a mask

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 5:30pm

As the U.S. surpassed 220,000 COVID-19 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance about wearing masks while traveling.

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How did MLB pull off the World Series? 'I didn't think there was any way'

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 4:35pm

It seemed like playing a full season was impossible, but the Dodgers and Rays have made it to the World Series while playing through a pandemic.

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See Chadwick Boseman's final performance in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' trailer

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 4:27pm

Chadwick Boseman, beloved "Black Panther" star who died Aug. 28, appears in a new trailer for his final film, Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

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A 'Herculean' effort: States finalize their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 4:25pm

State public health departments say they're ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution much is still unknown.

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New Yorker writer and CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin suspended while nude Zoom mishap is investigated

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 3:53pm

Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while his bosses investigate an embarrassing Zoom mishap.

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Sports world mourns loss of beloved Minnesota columnist Sid Hartman at age 100

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 3:52pm

Sid Hartman, who turned 100 in March, covered sports for nearly 75 years as a reporter and columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Government agency will investigate Trump administration political influence over FDA, CDC

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 3:45pm

Both agencies have been caught in political crossfire since the start of the pandemic, as preventative health measures became politicized.

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'Andy's been Andy': How Dallas Cowboys will forge ahead this NFL season without franchise QB Dak Prescott

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 3:36pm

Playing without Dak Prescott for the first time since drafting the QB in 2016, the Cowboys hand the reins to Andy Dalton on Monday.

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Trump tweet about 'BOFFO' leaves many scratching their heads. Here's what it means

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 2:56pm

On Monday morning, the word "BOFFO'' got a boost from President Trump. Not sure what it means? You're not alone.

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Twitter post goes viral with replies calling out Chris Pratt. Here's why

USA Today - October 19, 2020 - 2:16pm

If you've been on Twitter on Monday or over the weekend, you might have noticed a certain celebrity trending high: Chris Pratt. Here's why.

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