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Trump administration rejects nearly all Beijing's claims in South China Sea, a move likely to inflame tensions

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 4:29pm

The shift in US policy is likely to further inflame US-China tensions and could provoke fresh retaliatory steps from Beijing.

      
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Mount Rushmore: Isn't it time to talk about its Native American history?​​​​​​​

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 3:40pm

As the U.S. and NFL reckon with their relationship to Native Americans, Mount Rushmore remains almost completely devoid of important history.

      
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Trump's ex-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says U.S. has 'inexcusable' problems with COVID-19 testing

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 3:38pm

Trump's former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney broke from the administration's stance in an op-ed that criticized coronavirus testing.

      
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Kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes are selling out—here's where to still buy them

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 2:44pm

Kayaking and paddle boarding are popular activities this summer. You can still find kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes at Amazon, REI, and more retailers.

      
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See penguins take a field trip to Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 2:13pm

These penguins from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago got a VIP tour of the empty Field Museum of Natural History ahead of its reopening later this month.

      
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How to watch for spectacular Comet Neowise – before it disappears for 6,800 years

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:37pm

Skywatchers are in for a treat over the next few weeks as newly discovered Comet Neowise is paying a visit to our solar system.

      
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America's schools: Teachers like me don't feel safe enough to return to the classroom yet

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:32pm

I'm a New York City educator who lived through the coronavirus chaos. I know kids fare better in a classroom, but reopening schools can't be rushed.

      
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Prosecutors in Ghislaine Maxwell case say proposed $5 million bond is 'effectively meaningless'

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:27pm

Prosecutors in New York doubled down in their bid to keep Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell behind bars while awaiting trial.

      
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Three people who traveled on recent Delta flight have tested positive for COVID-19

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:20pm

Three people who traveled on a recent regional Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Albany have tested positive for COVID-19.

      
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New York and Company could close all stores as its parent company files for bankruptcy due to COVID-19 impact

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:14pm

Retailer New York & Company could close all of its stores as parent company RTW Retailwinds, Inc. files for bankruptcy protection due to coronavirus.

      
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Blaze continues to rage on USS Bonhomme Richard nearly 24 hours after the fire; nearly 60 injured

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:13pm

The Navy's USS Bonhomme Richard continued to burn in San Diego on Monday and nearly 60 sailors and firefighters have been injured.

      
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Biden is winning the young and the old in Wisconsin. Trump is winning the middle-aged.

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 1:05pm

Despite the stereotype that Donald Trump's political base is "old," the president has drawn negative ratings from seniors in Wisconsin throughout his term.

      
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Madeline Swegle becomes US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot in its 110-year history

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:56pm

Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle will be the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot. Swegle will receive her "wings of gold" later this month.

      
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Body found at California lake where 'Glee' actress Naya Rivera presumably drowned

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:52pm

A body has been found on the Southern California lake where "Glee" actress Naya Rivera disappeared Wednesday from a boat, authorities confirmed.

      
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'Cruel, abrupt and unlawful': States sue Trump administration over college student visa rule

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:47pm

The new rule could be devastating for students and universities alike, as many colleges plan to offer classes entirely online amid the pandemic.

      
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'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child': Pressley slams DeVos on reopening schools

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:45pm

"I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child," Pressley said in reply to DeVos' remarks on reopening schools amid the pandemic.

      
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Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:32pm

Russell Westbrook tested positive for COVID-19, the Houston Rockets star announced on Twitter Monday afternoon.

      
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Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realize. New study debunks 7 years claim

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 12:13pm

Seven dog years doesn't equal one human year, a new study says. Here's the equation you should be using to determine your dog's age.

      
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Opinion: Cold, hard cash, not character, made Daniel Snyder change Washington's NFL nickname

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 11:26am

Washington announces it will drop nickname and logo, which was chosen by racist founder and considered by some Native Americans to be offensive

      
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One bar's shocking way to keep customers at a safe distance: An electric fence

USA Today - July 13, 2020 - 10:58am

The pub's owner, Johnny McFadden, who is also a farmer, says he decided to employ the electric fencing to keep his employees safe.

      
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