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Before March for Life, Betsy DeVos stirs controversy by comparing abortion rights, slavery

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 3:02pm

Before March for Life, Betsy DeVos invoked Abraham Lincoln, suggesting his anti-slavery view is similar to anti-abortion stances. Historians disagree.

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Recording shows Trump called for firing of former Ukraine ambassador, report says

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 2:53pm

A recording of President Trump calling for former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's firing a year before she was recalled was reported Friday.

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High school student tells favorite teacher about dream college acceptance

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 2:37pm

Max Pacheco had to share the news with his favorite teacher when he got accepted to his dream college at Georgia Tech.

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Derek Hough defends Julianne Hough's 'wacky' energy healing video: 'Worth an open mind'

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 2:05pm

Derek Hough commented on a viral video of his sister Julianne taking part in an "energy healing" demonstration in Davos, Switzerland.

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Grammys performer Demi Lovato reveals new song was recorded four days before hospitalization

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 2:03pm

Demi Lovato is taking the stage at the Grammys in her first performance since her hospitalization in 2018. She opens up about the song she'll sing.

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Nearly 100,000 gallons of wine spilled from Northern California vineyard

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:52pm

Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg said much of the wine that escaped was captured in pumps and drainpipes in ponds at the winery.

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Lunar New Year 2020: What are the traditions, and which Asian cultures celebrate it?

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:47pm

Lunar New Year falls on Jan. 25 this year, and people of Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures celebrate with family and traditional foods.

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Here's why the 'American Dirt' book has garnered Oprah's praise and social media's criticism

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:44pm

Jeanine Cummins' new novel, 'American Dirt,' is the latest choice for Oprah Winfrey's book club, but it's also drawn heavy criticism.

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Kansas' Silvio De Sousa apologizes for role in brawl with Kansas State: 'I am truly embarrassed'

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:39pm

Kansas junior forward Silvio De Sousa shared a letter of apology on social media, saying his actions in brawl with Kansas State were "unacceptable."

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Stranger feeds chained dog for a year

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:38pm

Laura looked after a stranger's chained up dog for an entire year, feeding her and fighting for her freedom every day until she won.

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Colbert talks potential awkwardness between Bernie and Bloomberg

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 1:17pm

What's going on with 2020 candidates? The comics take a look in Best of Late Night.

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At March for Life, Trump says the unborn has never had a 'stronger defender'

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:41pm

Tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected Friday at the March for Life rally in D.C., where President Trump will address the crowd

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Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods at Farmers Insurance Open Round 2

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:35pm

Tiger Woods shot a 3-under 69 during Thursday's opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open. See how he's faring in round 2.

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34 Americans injured in missile blast at Iraqi base, Pentagon says, tripling earlier estimates

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:34pm

The Pentagon says 34 U.S. service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries stemming from an Iranian missile strike on troops in Iraq

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Abandoned, matted dog transforms after three hours of grooming

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:30pm

A dog with nine pounds of matted fur got a makeover after his owner left him at a rescue shelter.

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Walking sharks discovered near Australia but there's no need to head for the hills

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:30pm

Four new species of sharks that use their fins to walk have been discovered in waters off of northern Australia and New Guinea, according to a new study.

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Witness says Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra were on Harvey Weinstein's 'red flag list'

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:28pm

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial called a witness who testified Weinstein wanted Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra "investigated."

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Anita Hill on Joe Biden in Iowa: 'The statute of limitations on apologies is up'

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:21pm

"Since I am in Iowa," Anita Hill said, alluding to the caucuses, "... we need leaders ... who will get us where we need to be on gender-based violence."

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The weird and dangerous side of TikTok, featuring soy sauce, cereal and electrical outlets

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:18pm

TikTok is home to a soy sauce challenge in which men dip a part of their body into the condiment to see if they can taste it in their mouths.

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Jessica Simpson reveals why her marriage to Nick Lachey ended, details John Mayer romance

USA Today - January 24, 2020 - 12:05pm

Jessica Simpson gives insight into why her marriage with Nick Lachey ended and how she felt when John Mayer spoke about their sex life.

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