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A community thrivesMake change, together.
     

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Pride MonthName the flags
     

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'We still have hope that we will find people alive': At least 4 dead, 159 unaccounted for in Florida building collapseAfter a night of searching, rescue crews are working Friday to search for the 159 unaccounted for after a 12-story condominium building collapsed.
     

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Derek Chauvin is being sentenced for the murder of George Floyd. Here's what to know.Derek Chauvin was convicted of three counts of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. He'll only be sentenced for the most serious crime.
     

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The ATF's failure to produce public records keeps the gun industry in the shadowsFulfilling even basic FOIA requests can take months or years. Sometimes the agency ignores them altogether.
     

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Biden to meet with Afghanistan leaders amid Taliban resurgence, US troop withdrawalPresident Joe Biden's meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes as U.S.-backed peace talks with the Taliban have stalled and troops are leaving
     

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Lawsuit seeking $5 million says victims of Miami condominium collapse deserve compensationA lawsuit has been filed after the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed Thursday morning.
     

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'Deal with the root causes': Harris visits US-Mexico border after months of pressure on immigrationVice President Kamala Harris will visit a CBP processing facility and will meet with local advocates during her trip to El Paso, Texas, on Friday.
     

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It's time to cancel 'cancel culture.' Call it 'accountability culture' instead.Experts say referring to "cancel culture" as "accountability culture" would help hold people accountable – but actions speak louder than words.
     

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USA TODAY's Ralphie Aversa on Britney Spears' fight to leave her conservatorshipHear from the newsmakers in today's top stories on the 5 Things daily news podcast from USA TODAY.
     

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My brother died by suicide two years ago. I am not who I used to be. And that's OK.I am acknowledging a loved one's suicide for those who cannot. There is no deadline for grief, yet we're expected to not make others uncomfortable.
     

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Britney Spears is 'speaking her truth.' Are we listening?Variations of these scenarios are happening everyday to women with less power and visibility than Britney Spears.
     

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Hundreds of birds are appearing disoriented and then dying, and experts don't know whySix states and Washington D.C. have reported birds that have died similarly, leaving wildlife experts wondering what is causing these deaths.
     

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Biden to sign law designating Pulse nightclub site a national memorial, designate LGBTQ envoyThe site of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando will become a $45 million memorial with a reflecting pool, open-air museum and education center.
     

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College applications pour in because of optional ACT, SAT test scores amid COVID-19College applications poured in for fall 2022, including at HBCUs, as students took advantage of optional test scores and the Common App.
     

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How Jack Black got hurt helping Conan O'Brien end his TBS talk show (it didn't stop him singing)Conan O'Brien supersized the last episode of TBS' 'Conan,' with Jack Black and Will Ferrell on hand. O'Brien will move on to an HBO Max variety show.
     

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Canadiens defeat Golden Knights in overtime in Game 6, reach first Stanley Cup Final since 1993No Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens. The 2021 version of the team has a shot at ending that drought.
     

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Beach Boys' Brian Wilson performs with daughters, granddaughter for the first time: 'Pure magic'Beach Boys' Brian Wilson performed his hit classic 'God Only Knows' with his two daughters and granddaughter. Watch the emotional performance here.
     

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The Backstory: How a Florida newspaper ended up on the moon -- and then became our first NFTA Space Coast newspaper asked Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard to take a copy of the paper to the moon. Here's how it happened. Drinks were involved.
     

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Britney Spears wants freedom: What is conservatorship? Why would someone need a conservator?During a court hearing, Britney Spears testified that her conservatorship was abusive. USA TODAY answered questions about conservatorships.
     

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Climate change coverage ignores heavy impact of heat on cold deathsToo often news stories and research focus only on the negative climate change impacts.
     

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Deleted COVID-19 genetic fingerprints show it's still possible to dig for lab leak evidenceBy 'deeply probing' data digitally archived outside China – from grant reports to reviews of scientific papers –more clues may be found.
     

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Plea deals may be in the works for 6 people facing multiple felony charges in U.S. Capitol riotTwo of the six are from Tucson, Arizona and face multiple felony charges related to the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C.
     

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Clippers' Game 3 adjustments vs. Suns started with Tyronn Lue calling players after plane rideAfter falling behind 2-0 yet again, Clippers coach Ty Lue called his key players with some motivation as soon as they got back to Los Angeles.
     

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Tom Hiddleston's Loki confirmed as Marvel's first bisexual lead characterMarvel's Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is the first bisexual queer lead character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See how fans reacted on Twitter.
     

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What is critical race theory, and why do Republicans oppose teaching it in schools?Republicans have rallied behind efforts to stamp critical race theory out of schools. So what is it, and why the controversy?
     

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Defendants in Dominion defamation lawsuit over election fraud claims invoke free speech rightsSidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell are each facing billion-dollar lawsuits for allegedly defamatory claims they made about Dominion.
     

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Rescue efforts continue after 12-story condo partially collapses near MiamiRescue efforts continued in Surfside, Florida after part of a 12-story oceanside condo collapsed.
     

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Graduation 'glitch' reveals surprise homecomingAir Force Master Sgt. Drew Macke, who is deployed in the Middle East, surprises his daughter, Grace, at her high school graduation.
     

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Hundreds of dolphins surround whale-watching boat in CaliforniaA group of whale watchers in California got lucky when hundreds of dolphins swarmed alongside their boat.
     

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An easy trick to edit photos on your phoneEdit photos right on your phone without using apps.
     

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Comparing the COVID-19 vaccinesThree vaccines are authorized for use in the United States and another two are coming soon. Here is a closer look at what we know so far:
     

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Have an idea for change?We can help your community improvement ideas happen. Let's make change, together.
     

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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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Why your relationship with your brother or sister is more important than you thinkSisters and brothers fight, but a healthy relationship with your sibling is an important indicator of emotional health.
     

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