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The U.S. Agency for Global Media renews effort to extend American soft power

USA Today - 16 hours 52 min ago

Coverage had become so skewed to the negative that simply promoting objective, positive stories about the country is denounced as political propaganda.

      
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Coronavirus stimulus package, Beirut blast, Isaias: 5 things to know Wednesday

USA Today - 17 hours 49 min ago

Optimism surrounding the coronavirus stimulus bill, investigation into deadly Beirut blast and more news you need to know Wednesday

      
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Celebrate the VP nominee, not Biden's decision to pick a woman. It's the least he can do.

USA Today - 18 hours 38 min ago

Our country has endured high opportunity costs for keeping white men in power for so long while ignoring the political contributions women could make.

      
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Opinion: Carmelo Anthony and Portland Trail Blazers have brought out the best in each other

USA Today - 19 hours 5 min ago

Carmelo Anthony's late heroics helped the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Houston Rockets and keep his team's playoff hopes alive in the NBA bubble.

      
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Roger Marshall bests Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP Senate race, plus more key takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 11:40pm

Michigan, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and Washington all held primaries Tuesday. And the results are still slowly coming in.

      
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Look before you lock: Child safety advocates worry about hot car deaths amid COVID-19 stress and rising temperatures

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 11:05pm

In the first seven months of 2020, 14 children in the U.S. died in hot cars, according to child safety website KidsAndCars.org.

      
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Layoffs: 1.4M more workers likely filed jobless claims as states pull back on reopenings

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 11:01pm

Another 1.4 million workers likely filed initial unemployment claims, indicating layoffs have persisted as states pause or roll back reopening plans.

      
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Virgin Atlantic airline files for U.S. bankruptcy protection, tries to survive pandemic losses

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 10:21pm

Virgin Atlantic filed Tuesday for protection in U.S. bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus pandemic hammering the airline industry.

      
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'Dance Moms' star Maddie Ziegler, 17, apologizes for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' videos

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 10:16pm

Former "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler, 17, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to address old videos of herself that resurfaced on social media.

      
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California authorities recover 2,000 to 3,000 roosters in raid of alleged illegal cockfighting ring

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 9:55pm

Cockfighting is a sport in which two roosters specifically bred to fight are placed in a small ring and encouraged to fight to the death.

      
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#BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackInNeuro: Black scientists, physicians are using hashtags to uplift

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 9:48pm

Here's how six groups of Black scientists are seizing the moment to connect and have candid conversations about race.

      
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Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano set to star in planned 'Who's the Boss' sequel produced by Norman Lear

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 8:33pm

A planned 'Who's the Boss' sequel would catch up with Tony (Tony Danza) and daughter Samantha (Alyssa Milano) 30 years after the original series.

      
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Harry Shearer reacts to 'Simpsons' decision to stop white actors voicing POC characters

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 8:25pm

"The Simpsons" announced that white actors would no longer voice non-white characters, but star Harry Shearer appears to have a different view.

      
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'It was really, really hard': Mike Trout laments leaving behind wife and newborn son to rejoin Angels teammates

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 8:18pm

It was painful leaving his wife and newborn son behind, but Mike Trout is committed to the Angels, yet wishes MLB tested for COVID more often.

      
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How to create a space for online learning at home

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 8:10pm

As many schools start to opt for online learning, here are tips to minimize distractions at home.

      
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'Happy Bday to my President and my friend': LeBron James sends birthday wishes to Barack Obama

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 7:52pm

Former President Barack Obama turned 59 on Tuesday, and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James extended a birthday wish to the 44th president.

      
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Colorado State football players allege officials are covering up COVID-19 health threat

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 7:46pm

Colorado State football players and athletic department staff say coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms to trainers.

      
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Dems, White House optimistic stimulus deal could be reached this week after both sides make concessions

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 7:41pm

Top Democrats and negotiators from the White House say a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package could be reached by the end of the week.

      
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3 charged in shooting death of Texas ice cream vendor who was known in community as 'Grandpa,' police say

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 7:31pm

Three Texas men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 68-year-old Adelaido Bernabe Urias.

      
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WNBA players wear shirts backing political opponent of Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler

USA Today - August 4, 2020 - 7:30pm

WNBA players have escalated their opposition to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) by wearing shirts supporting one of her opponents in the election.

      
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