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Listen up! Take Talking Tech on the road with these daily podcasts

USA Today - 5 hours 25 min ago

Jefferson Graham hosts the daily news update, gadget review and interview show. July Talking Tech guests include Netflix's Phil Rosenthal, KTLA-TV's Rich DeMuro & Mike Reiss, a long-time writer for the Simpsons. Subjects this month the iOS App Store anniversary & how Selfies changed a neighborhood,

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'Sudden' tornadoes rip through Iowa damaging homes, buildings

USA Today - 5 hours 27 min ago

At least five tornadoes battered central Iowa Thursday afternoon, skimming roofs off buildings at two manufacturing plants, toppling the top of a courthouse clock tower and damaging numerous houses and vehicles.

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Kathy Griffin spills all the Trump tea (and more) on her world tour

USA Today - 5 hours 34 min ago

Delivering a high-octane three-hour set, Kathy Griffin brought her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour to Hollywood on Thursday, and no one was spared — not even Kim Kardashian West.

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Is your public pension safe? States with the best retirement funding

USA Today - 5 hours 51 min ago

State governments spent close to $39 billion, or about $120 per capita, on retirement funding in 2015. State pension liabilities can strain overall state finances, especially when the economy is already struggling, and even put funding of other programs at risk.

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Donald Trump: If things don't work out with Vladimir Putin, 'I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had'

USA Today - 6 hours 11 min ago

In an interview with CNBC, President Donald Trump defends his conduct with Vladimir Putin, but says he will turn on the Russian president if necessary.

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Plastic surgeon 'Dr. Bumbum' arrested in Brazil after patient dies following butt enhancement surgery

USA Today - 6 hours 25 min ago

Denis Furtado was performing a procedure to enlarge a patient's buttocks at his Rio de Janeiro home Saturday when the patient fell ill. He's accused of dropping her at the hospital and going on the run for five days.

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Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault

USA Today - 6 hours 48 min ago

The Pentagon is refusing to release a report by the non-partisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by installation.

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National parks to beat the heat this summer

USA Today - 7 hours 4 min ago

To keep cool in the natural beauty, think in terms of three key characteristics: altitude, latitude and water.

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Tracking Tiger: Can Tiger Woods make a run Friday at The Open Championship?

USA Today - 8 hours 1 min ago

Looking for his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open, Tiger Woods is looking to improve on Thursday's round of even par at The Open Championship on Friday.

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Russian foreign ministry mounts 'Free Maria Butina' campaign

USA Today - 8 hours 11 min ago

The Russian foreign ministry announced a #FreeMariaButina campaign Thursday to win freedom for a Russian woman arrested and charged in the U.S. with illegally acting as an agent of the Russian government.

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Are the fish in Florida's waters polluted with toxic algae safe to eat?

USA Today - 8 hours 30 min ago

The risk to human health from eating any aquatic animals that are living in the moldy-smelling, fluorescent green sludge-filled lakes, rivers and lagoons comes from an amino acid called BMAA, which has been linked to Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Tornadoes flatten buildings in 3 Iowa cities

USA Today - 8 hours 31 min ago

A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. Ten people were injured in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella. No deaths were reported. (July 20)

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Pete the Planner: What to do when your retirement money problem isn’t a financial one

USA Today - 8 hours 33 min ago

A soon-to-be retiree with $2 million in assets and $400,000 in income is worried that he won't be able to afford to retire. Pete the Planner tries to help with suggestions about budgeting in retirement.

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Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries?

USA Today - 8 hours 33 min ago

Adoption from other countries is down 80 percent since its peak. Why do we make this hard? America is pro-adoption; the State Department should be, too.

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Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

USA Today - 8 hours 34 min ago

Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas a new one-year contract for 2019 with the option for an extra year

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If Brett Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice, he'll finish what Scott Pruitt started

USA Today - 9 hours 34 min ago

Kavanaugh holds extreme environmental views that were deal breakers for other Donald Trump nominees. That means we have a chance to defeat him.

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Risky behavior: 1 in 3 millennials dipped into 401(k) or IRA to finance home purchase

USA Today - 10 hours 3 min ago

Millennials take risky approach to financing home purchases: 1 in 3 say they tapped their retirement accounts to get into their dream home, a Bank of the West survey found.

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Immigrant children, Mega Millions, 'Mamma Mia!': 5 things you need to know Friday

USA Today - 10 hours 8 min ago

The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are due back in court, 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' is set for nationwide theater release, the Mega Millions jackpot will push past $400 million and more news you need to know on Friday.

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White people, just mind your business and let people of color exist

USA Today - 10 hours 33 min ago

The underlying issue is in the casual racism of perceiving people of color as dangerous and their everyday activities as threatening.

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Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined protest

USA Today - 11 hours 14 min ago

William Nguyen, from Houston, Texas, was arrested June 10 during protests in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City against a proposed law on special economic zones that many say would benefit Chinese investors.

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