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'We have lost a giant': Reaction to death of Congressman John Lewis

USA Today - July 18, 2020 - 1:19am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement Friday, saying, "Today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history."

      
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'John Lewis: Good Trouble': 5 lessons from the documentary that still apply today

USA Today - July 18, 2020 - 1:00am

John Lewis' film centers around his contributions to the civil rights movement, but the social issues he battled are more relevant now than ever.

      
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Simon Pagenaud goes from last to first to win IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway

USA Today - July 18, 2020 - 12:08am

After starting in 23rd, Simon Pagenaud roared back to win the first race of the Iowa IndyCar 250 at Iowa Speedway.

      
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Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who began pushing for racial justice in the Jim Crow south, has died

USA Today - July 18, 2020 - 12:03am

The Georgia lawmaker and son of sharecroppers had been suffering from Stage IV pancreatic cancer since December. He was 80.

      
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Queen Elizabeth knights Captain Tom, 100-year-old raising millions for UK health charities

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 6:48pm

Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom, a 100-year-old veteran raising millions for UK health charities during COVID-19.

      
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Skydiving incident kills recent high school graduate and her instructor, Georgia sheriff says

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 6:41pm

Jeanna Triplicata, 18, and Nick Esposito, 35, were killed in the incident after experiencing parachute problems, according to a Georgia Sheriff.

      
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Are college football players the 'guinea pig' for COVID-19 protocol planning at universities?

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 6:24pm

Many college football players were exposed to COVID-19 more than two months before the general student body was scheduled to return to campus.

      
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'Sir, he does not': Fox's Chris Wallace fact-checks Trump's claim that Biden supports defunding the police

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 6:01pm

"Oh really? It says abolish, it says defund. Let's go! Get me the charter, please," Trump said after Wallace fact-checked him.

      
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For those claiming health issues, Delta to require pre-flight evaluation for exceptions to mask policy

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 5:57pm

Starting Monday, anyone who books a Delta flight who requests an exemption from the policy must undergo an evaluation at the airport before boarding.

      
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Tabitha Brown, more Black creators and celebs are focusing on joy amid pandemic, trauma

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 5:43pm

In times of unrest and trauma, simply being joyful is an act of resistance. For these Black creators, bringing happiness is the only way to cope.

      
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COVID-19 relief policies: Companies are switching to payment plans, extending relief

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 5:37pm

Some companies ended the breaks and established new policies to deal with customers who are unable to pay their bills due to the coronavirus pandemic.

      
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Meth kingpin is third person executed by federal government this week

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 5:31pm

Dustin Honken was executed Friday at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.

      
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DeChambeau implodes with quintuple-bogey 10 at Muirfield

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 5:18pm

Bryson DeChambeau absolutely fell apart on the 15th hole during Friday's second round at the Memorial at Muirfield Village, carding a 10.

      
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Wake up and look up to spy 5 planets and the moon simultaneously on July 19

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 3:29pm

You'll have to be an early riser on July 19 to spot the crescent moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the sky all at one time.

      
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Dogs and kids stay awake for homecoming

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 3:14pm

After a six-month deployment turned into nine, Staff Sgt. Matthew Books' family didn't care what time he arrived, they were going to welcome their soldier home.

      
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Opinion: If college football is scrapped, blame America's utter failure in COVID-19 testing

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 3:03pm

Once-a-week COVID-19 testing in college football isn't enough to keep virus out. Blame our country's complete failure on tests if season is scrapped.

      
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Florida man captures video of a shark eating another shark

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 2:23pm

Jack Bates, a Florida paddleboarder and professional photographer, caught an underwater video of tiger shark eating a hammerhead shark.

      
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Felony charges dropped for 87 protesters arrested at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 1:21pm

Jefferson County Attorney's Office is dismissing all the felony charges that protesters at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home faced.

      
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's receiving treatment for liver cancer

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 1:18pm

Ginsburg said she's undergoing chemotherapy for liver cancer, and the treatment is "yielding positive results." This is her fifth bout with cancer.

      
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Home Depot joins roster of retailers requiring mask amid coronavirus resurgence

USA Today - July 17, 2020 - 12:57pm

The spike in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has led retailers such as Walmart, CVS, Target and Home Depot to require masks.

      
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