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Athletics' Ramon Laureano charges Houston dugout, touching off brawl between A's and Astros

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 8:10pm

The Athletics' Ramon Laureano touched off a benches-clearing brawl when he charged the Astros dugout in the seventh inning of their game Sunday.

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Drive the plastic highway? How a California company's innovative repaving process could lead to the 'holy grail' of road construction.

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 7:15pm

An innovative process by a California company that adds recycled plastic to asphalt may be a "game-changer'' for the future of road construction.

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Simon reportedly in talks with Amazon to convert former Sears, JCPenney stores into distribution centers

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 5:03pm

Will Amazon open distribution centers at Simon malls? Simon Property Group is in talks to convert empty Sears and J.C. Penney stores, reports say.

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Cardinals' series vs. Pirates postponed, leaving team 46 days to play 55 games

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 5:01pm

The St. Louis Cardinals have played just five games this season and none since July 29.

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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams celebrate their would-be wedding day wearing white, drinking wine

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 4:41pm

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams celebrated the day they were going to get married (pre-COVID) with a goofy, love-filled celebration posted on Instagram.

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'They're not equivalent': Pelosi says Russian election interference more serious than that of China, Iran

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 4:05pm

Pelosi and other Democrats have called for information about Russia's effort to "denigrate" Joe Biden to be declassified ahead of the 2020 election.

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Tropical Storm Elida forms off Mexico, forecast to become second Pacific hurricane of the season

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 3:38pm

Tropical Storm Elida is not forecast to bring danger to any land — even if it becomes a hurricane — but may create rough seas and strong rip currents.

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Hall of Famer Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 3:27pm

Paul Westphal, who was voted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame after 12-year NBA career and later coached, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma.

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Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins on accepting pay cut: 'It was very important to stay here'

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 2:47pm

After Sammy Watkins took a pay cut in April, the Chiefs used the extra cap space to sign QB Patrick Mahomes and DT Chris Jones to long-term deals.

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Kelly Osbourne wows fans with 85-pound weight loss: 'It feels good'

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 1:41pm

Kelly Osbourne is making good on that New Year's Eve vow to prioritize self-care. In new photos on Instagram, she revealed she's lost 85 pounds.

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Rare 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits North Carolina, but felt in several southern states

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 12:48pm

The rare quake was the strongest to rock the region since a magnitude 5.2 quake in 1916.

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Don't eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 12:04pm

The USDA issued a health alert saying a Kentucky company produced sausage products that may be contaminated with listeria, a disease-causing bacteria.

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Disney World to cut theme park hours in September as visits drop amid COVID-19

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 11:36am

The magic is back at Disney World, but for fewer hours a day. After lower-than-expected attendance amid COVID-19, Magic Kingdom hours will be reduced.

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Coronavirus updates: Pelosi calls Trump executive order 'constitutional slop'; US surpasses 5 million confirmed cases

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 11:14am

The US smashed through another historic barrier by surpassing 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 Sunday — about 25% cases reported worldwide.

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North Carolina, Virginia rocked by most powerful earthquake in region since 1916

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 10:47am

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake along North Carolina's border with Virginia on Sunday shook homes and rattled dishes as far away as Atlanta.

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Vikings LB Cameron Smith to miss 2020 due to heart condition discovered after positive COVID-19 test

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 10:34am

Cameron Smith announced the diagnosis Saturday in an Instagram post and said the open heart surgery will fix a bicuspid aortic valve.

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'We have to reach an agreement': Dems, White House open to deal on COVID relief despite Trump's orders

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 10:04am

Pelosi said Trump's executive orders failed to accomplish the administration's own stated goals.

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'Hidden in plain sight': Colorado State football staff accused of racial insensitivity, abuse

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 9:33am

Colorado State former and current players and staff say athletic director Joe Parker and other administrators failed to address abusive behavior.

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence considered opting out for NFL

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 9:32am

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a Heisman favorite for the No. 1-ranked team, said he thought about sitting out the season because COVID-19.

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Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse mask policy again. Now requiring customers wear masks amid COVID-19.

USA Today - August 9, 2020 - 9:19am

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have reversed course again use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Both retailers now require shoppers wear masks.

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