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Trump won't say whether he would fire Mueller, but notes that he's 'still here'

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 6:19pm

President Trump said Wednesday he's been transparent and cooperative with the special counsel investigating his campaign's ties to Russia — but wouldn't say whether he would ever fire Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe.

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Deadpool vs. Star-Lord: Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt battling to rule summer, poll finds

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 6:01pm

Ryan Reynolds ('Deadpool') is vying for summer supremacy over Chris Pratt ('Infinity War,' 'Jurassic World 2'), an exclusive Fandango/USA TODAY poll finds.

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Southwest victim’s family: ‘You were attracted to her like a butterfly to a flower’

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:53pm

Jennifer Riordan was "probably the kind of person everybody would admire and try to be themselves," her sister-in-law says.

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Equal opportunity offender: Today's Toons

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:49pm

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Capitals owner Ted Leonsis offers seats, plans to meet girl who wanted puck

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:45pm

A 6-year-old's efforts to grab a puck thrown from a Capitals player took three tries and captivated the world. Now, the Capitals' owner wants to meet her.

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Adidas should sign Colin Kaepernick even if he's not in the NFL

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:16pm

An Adidas executive said the company is interested in signing Colin Kaeperneck to a deal if he ever returns to NFL.

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Ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal settles with AMI, can discuss alleged Trump affair

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:12pm

Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump, came to a settlement agreement Wednesday with the tabloid news company she said paid her off to stay silent. McDougal's attorney, Peter Stris, confirmed the settlement in a statement provided to USA TODAY.

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Memo to DHS: Track terrorists, not journalists

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 5:09pm

Hey Homeland Security Department, we're not crazy. Remember when a Pentagon PR firm monitored journalists before embedding them with troops?: Our view

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Black crime victims too frequently slighted by justice system

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

After my sister's murder, my family fell apart. Plenty of other black families — not usually seen as victims — don't get the services they need.

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The Trump vs. California environmental fight nobody's talking about

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 4:42pm

The Trump Administration says it wants to build more solar and wind farms in the California desert. Environmentalists aren't buying it.

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In defying odds, Golden Knights' success is not so good for sports books

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:38pm

The Golden Knights are now 4-1 odds to win the Cup as hockey betting reaches new heights with their rise.

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Jack White leads wave of touring artists banning cellphone use at concerts

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:37pm

Jack White is the first musician to require phones be sealed in portable pouches, provided by Yondr, for a full tour.

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Trump: Pompeo got along well with Kim Jong Un

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:28pm

President Trump says CIA Director Mike Pompeo had a "great meeting" in North Korea with leader Kim Jong Un in advance of an upcoming summit. He also predicted his Secretary of State nominee would be confirmed by the Senate despite opposition. (April 18)

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Machado's homer in 9th lifts Tigers over Orioles 6-5

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:28pm

Dixon Machado led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run, capping a wild final two innings and lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles

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Randy Scruggs, Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, dead at 64

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:14pm

Randy Scruggs, a Grammy-winning country musician, songwriter and producer, and the son of banjo innovator Earl Scruggs, died Tuesday. He was 64.

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Puerto Rico just lost power yet again in total blackout

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:03pm

Puerto Rico's power outage is the most recent show of the island's crumbling infrastructure as it continues to struggle post-Hurricane Maria.

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Professor who went on Barbara Bush 'racist' rant may not be saved by tenure, could lose job

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 3:02pm

A California State University, Fresno professor's rant about Barbara Bush being an "amazing racist" could cost her a job.

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From promposals to Snaps, smartphones are crashing the prom party

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 2:58pm

Documenting the prom has perhaps become as important for teens as the prom itself. But being buried in your smartphone instead of rocking out on the dance floor — is it too much? Are high schoolers so focused on what to post on Snapchat they're not enjoying the moment?

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World Surf League event in Australia canceled after two scary shark attacks

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 2:51pm

The World Surf League canceled the final days of the Margaret River Pro event in Western Australia as a result of shark attacks Monday. Two recreational surfers survived separate shark attacks near the event.

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Sergio Garcia didn't take long to get over his Masters disaster

USA Today - April 18, 2018 - 2:41pm

Changing diapers, winning a tournament with Ben Crenshaw and family time helped Sergio Garcia get over his Masters nightmare. This week he's playing close to home in the Valero Texas Open.

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