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Shopping during COVID-19Stores requiring masks
      

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New podcast: Women in SportsChanging the Game
      

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Back in the gym?Stay safe working out
      

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Massive explosion in Beirut creates mushroom cloud over Lebanon's capitalStunning video shows a huge blast. The cause and number of fatalities in Lebanon's capital are unknown. The port is destroyed. Live updates here.
      

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'It is what it is,' Trump says of rising coronavirus death toll as he insists outbreak is 'under control'When asked if he was giving people a "false sense of security" with his positive spin on the outbreak, Trump said the virus is "under control."
      

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Live updates: Isaias' wrath leaves more than 1 million without power in New Jersey; New York City under tornado watchLive updates on Isaias, which is bearing down on East Coast with heavy rain and the threat of storm surge. Over 2 million are without power.
      

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State attorneys general: Use federal law to lower cost, increase supply of COVID-19 drug remdesivirCalifornia, Louisiana and other attorneys general say Gilead Sciences' antiviral should be licensed to others to ease potential shortages, lower price
      

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6 out of 10 New Hampshire residents disapprove of Trump, according to new pollAccording the poll, 60% of New Hampshire residents disapprove of Trump's work as president.
      

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Donald Trump mispronounces 'Yosemite' at White House eventTrump stumbled on the word "Yosemite" at a White House event where he signed a conservation bill.
      

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Aurora police apologize after drawing guns on Black family, mistaking vehicle as stolenThe Aurora police chief apologized after officers drew weapons on a Black family and handcuffed a 17-year-old and a 12-year-old during a traffic stop.
      

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Is Ellen DeGeneres done with her talk show? Why that's not likely, at least not nowSpeculation that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" host would step away from her $50 million a year perch seems unlikely, for now. Here's why.
      

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Last-minute trips? Hotel guests booking only days in advance as COVID-19 pandemic continues, Hyatt CEO saysLooking to book a last-minute hotel stay during the COVID-19 pandemic? A majority of Hyatt customers have been booking stays several days in advance.
      

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How a mysterious company tied to 'Titanic' villain landed government coronavirus contractsThe feds paid a company with ties to actor Billy Zane $2.4 million for coronavirus supplies. Was it a fair price?
      

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TCU coach Gary Patterson apologizes for using racial slur: 'In any context, is unacceptable'TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson apologized for using a racial slur in a conversation with redshirt freshman linebacker Dylan Jordan.
      

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Leaked police bodycam video of George Floyd's arrest, final moments published for first timeA Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd.
      

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USA TODAY's Susan Page to release Nancy Pelosi biography in April 2021Susan Page, USA TODAY's Washington bureau chief and best-selling author, is releasing a Nancy Pelosi biography on April 6, 2021.
      

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Coronavirus updates: States push for more remdesivir; 13 nuns die in Michigan convent; 'It is what it is,' Trump says about death tollTrump says pandemic is "under control as much as you can control it." States are pushing for more remdesivir. And 1 billion students have been affected by school closures.
      

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Ryan Reynolds says he and Blake Lively are 'unreservedly sorry' for plantation weddingRyan Reynolds is speaking up a his 2012 wedding with Blake Lively, which has been criticized for taking place on a plantation, calling it a "mistake."
      

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The unheralded threat to sports' return: Licking fingers during the coronavirusGriffin Lohmann didn't intend to, but his and many other athletes' habits might cause an increased risk of spread of the Coronavirus in sports.
      

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COVID-19 is ravaging a Michigan convent: 13 nuns have diedThe Catholic nuns took vows of chastity, obedience and poverty — and, some say, an unofficial vow of humility.
      

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Joe Biden holds final interviews with VP candidates as he looks to announce pick next weekCalifornia Sen. Kamala Harris, former national security advisor Susan Rice and California Rep. Karen Bass are reported to be on Biden's short list.
      

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As Hiroshima bombing turns 75, a look at 6 changes to nuclear arms under TrumpOn Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over Hiroshima, Japan, instantly killing 70,000 people. By 1950, 200,000 died.
      

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The unlikely Pac-12 player helping lead the movement of football players demanding changeCody Shear seems like an unlikely choice to be delegated as a public mouthpiece for the group of Pac-12 football players demanding change.
      

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COVID cut me off from Montana and my conservative friends just when we needed to talkI wanted to find out why my hometown friends have not realized their fears have come true: Secret Police storm troopers and a Dictator President.
      

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'Hot objects' from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities sayOnly 7% of the perimeter was contained in the massive California blaze. Witnesses who saw the vehicle blamed for the fire are being sought.
      

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Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, likely first-round NFL pick, opts out of the 2020 seasonMinnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, a projected first-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has opted out of playing in 2020 college football season.
      

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What to know about sending your kids to college during the pandemicIs it safe to go back to college during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's everything you need to know.
      

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Wildlife sanctuary celebrates successful koala breeding season after devastating bushfiresThe Australian Reptile Park is celebrating a successful koala breeding season following intense bushfires that devastated the koala population.
      

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How to take better care of indoor plantsKnowing what your plants need and creating a simple plan will keep them green and happy.
      

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Oh say can this toddler sing!Amelia Day Bubenik, the 3-year-old daughter of a disabled Navy veteran, sings 'God Bless America' at Yellowstone National Park.
      

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Cape Cod beach closed after great white sharks spotted near shoreA beach in Cape Cod was closed to swimmers after two great white sharks were spotted near the shore.
      

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Parents: Download the free summer activity guide from the Smithsonian and USA TODAYUSA TODAY and the Smithsonian Institution have partnered to create a summer road trip-themed learning guide packed full of games, puzzles, recipes and other activities.
      

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Tracking the coronavirus outbreakTrack coronavirus outbreaks across the United States with daily updated maps, total cases and deaths.
      

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Your guide to COVID-19What you need to know about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.
      

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Coronavirus pandemic creates America's first female recession amid child care, unemployment woesIn three months, women lost a decade's worth of economic advancement. How long will it take to catch back up?
      

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Should I send my child back to school? This is the latest science on coronavirus and kidsThe situation is different for every district, school, and family.
      

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Ask The Captain: Why have flying altitudes changed during the pandemic?Retired airline captain John Cox answers your questions, from flying altitudes to the easiest airport to operatie in and out of in Washington, D.C.
      

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What is Eid al-Adha and how will the Islamic festival of sacrifice be impacted by COVID-19?Eid al-Adha, or the "festival of sacrifice" is the second of two Eids. It marks the end of the hajj season.
      

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