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Happy birthday, Hoda Kotb! The 'Today' anchor's life through the years

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 11:01pm

"Today" anchor Hoda Kotb turns 56 on Aug. 9, 2020. To celebrate her birthday, let's look back at her life and career through the years.

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Lakers star LeBron James still struggling to adjust to playing without fans

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 10:12pm

LeBron James is not concerned with the Lakers losing. He is far more frustrated with getting used to playing games without fans in the NBA bubble.

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D.J. atop stacked leaderboard entering final round of PGA

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 9:47pm

Great putting helped Dustin Johnson take the PGA Championship lead after 54 holes ahead of some other huge names.

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Twitter and TikTok had talks about potential combination of social media services, report says

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 9:31pm

According to The Wall Street Journal, Twitter had talks about a potential combination with TikTok.

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Another day, another struggle for Tiger at PGA Championship

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 8:37pm

Tiger Woods hoped to make a run at the leaders in the third round of the PGA Championship, but he never really got started.

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250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 7:45pm

After one week of school, more than 250 students at staff in Cherokee County, Georgia, must quarantine due to potential exposure to COVID-19.

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Trump signs executive orders enacting $400 unemployment benefit, payroll tax cut after coronavirus stimulus talks stall

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 7:01pm

Trump's order enacts a $400 weekly federal unemployment benefit, less than the $600 benefit that expired at the end of July.

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LSU's Neil Farrell Jr. opts out after COVID-19 hits family hard as season prospects dim

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 6:31pm

LSU starting senior defensive end Neil Farrell Jr. has decided not to play the 2020 season after COVID-19 hit his family hard.

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Blazers' Damian Lillard claps back at Clippers' Patrick Beverley and Paul George for taunts

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 5:54pm

Blazers star Damian Lillard didn't hold back after the Clippers' Patrick Beverley and Paul George taunted him for missing a pair of late free throws.

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2 bystanders killed in high-speed police chase after car plows into outdoor dining area

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 5:38pm

A car fleeing police plowed into an outdoor dining area Friday afternoon in Newport, Kentucky, killing two people and injuring two others.

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Fact check: China is not putting American garlic growers out of business

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 5:12pm

California's production of garlic has increased in recent years, while imports from China have decreased. A meme saying otherwise is false.

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Beyoncé's new backup dancers? Ayesha Curry's daughters slay 'Black is King' dance routine

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 4:20pm

Ayesha Curry shared a video of her two daughters singing and dancing along to  Beyoncé's "Already" track.

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Fact check: Socialist policies alone did not destroy Venezuela's economy in last decade

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 3:35pm

Venezuela's problems were not caused by socialism in the last decade. A dependence on oil caused economic turbulence, among other political issues.

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Brewing in America: The nation's craft beer industry has a diversity problem but it's trying to fix it

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 3:32pm

Less than 1% or 60 of the nation's 8,000 breweries are owned by Black people. The Black is Beautiful beer project is looking to remove barriers.

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Without the Indy 500, some IndyCar teams would have disappeared: 'I'm not sure we would have survived'

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 2:32pm

Had the 2020 Indianapolis 500 been shelved entirely, it likely would have had long-term implications for the NTT IndyCar Series.

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A Memphis woman, barely recovering from COVID-19, was evicted from her home

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 11:39am

Leslie Nelson's eviction was spurred by medical debt that was not her own, but rather attached to the house passed down to her, she said.

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Kanye West is all smiles as he busts out his dance moves with daughter North West

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Kanye West shared a video of him and his daughter North West dancing to "Push the Feeling on" by Nightcrawlers.

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80 million masks, 8,800 ventilators: How New York is spending $5B to fight COVID-19

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 10:39am

New York spent $278 million on 8,800 ventilators during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the state never ran out, despite early fears.

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MAC becomes the first FBS conference to cancel its football season

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 10:18am

Financial concerns caused by COVID-19 force the MAC to cancel its fall football season, becoming the first FBS conference to do so.

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The Paycheck Protection Program expires today. The future of the small business rescue plan is in limbo as stimulus talks stall

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 10:11am

Lawmakers are discussing an extension of the PPP but talks are stalled amid a stalemate over another round of COVID-19 pandemic stimulus relief.

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