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Man dies of bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at Florida restaurant

USA Today - July 19, 2018 - 12:13am

A 71-year-old man died from a bacterial infection on July 10 after eating a tainted oyster at a restaurant in Sarasota, Florida.

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All the winners from the 2018 ESPYS

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 11:21pm

Here are all the winners from the 26th ESPY Awards, ESPN's celebration of all things sports.

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McDonald's giving away free '90s shirts and swag with delivery orders Thursday

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 11:12pm

Happy Meals won't be the only McDonald's meals that come with prizes Thursday. For the fast-food chain's second Global McDelivery Day, free swag will be up for grabs with Uber Eats orders $5 or more.

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Today in History for July 19th

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 10:59pm

Highlights of this day in history: Women's rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball's Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins. (July 19)

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Chase Briscoe wins overtime Trucks shootout on Eldora Speedway dirt track

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 10:57pm

Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

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Who is the South Dakota man linked to alleged Russian agent Maria Butina?

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 10:51pm

South Dakota man who helped shepherd alleged Russian operative to NRA meetings had front-row seat to history, not a stellar reputation in politics.

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Court orders that measure to split California into three states be blocked from ballot

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 10:24pm

Proposition 9 – which would split the Golden State into California, Northern California and Southern California – was declared eligible for California's ballot in June. Now a court has ruled that "significant questions" about its validity must keep it off the ballot.

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FBI Director Wray says Putin's offer of joint probe on Russian meddling 'not high on our list'

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 10:20pm

In the barrage of headlines about President Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the head of the FBI sat down and offered his thoughts Wednesday on an assortment of issues, including the president's meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Faith Evans marries 'Love & Hip Hop' star Stevie J. in Las Vegas, reports say

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 9:45pm

The Grammy award-winning R&B singer tied the knot to Steven Aaron Jordan, better known as Stevie J, Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

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Harvey Weinstein's lawyers call Ashley Judd's lawsuit baseless and late, seek dismissal

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 9:00pm

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit. Judd's lawyer called the request "offensive."

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Confederate flag license plates on the rise in Tennessee

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 8:48pm

After the 2015 Charleston church shooting, Confederate battle flag tags' popularity has only grown in Tennessee.

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Paralyzed grizzly euthanized after 20-foot fall in Glacier National Park

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 8:39pm

The sow suffered significant trauma to its thoracic vertebrae, broken ribs, and a dislocated hip.

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Rocket

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 8:04pm

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. (July 18)

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Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. hoping latest surgery will resolve back issues

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:59pm

NBA draft's injury-plagued No. 14 overall pick, Michael Porter Jr., still expects to play next season after latest procedure to address herniated disks, per reports

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Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:56pm

Angels publicly praise Mike Trout 'for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion' a day after Commissioner Rob Manfred says the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself

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UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:49pm

North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players

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Republican congressman has long history of misogynistic comments, CNN reports

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:47pm

Rep. Jason Lewis repeatedly insulted and demeaned women as host of a syndicated radio show that ran from 2009 to 2014, CNN's KFile investigative team found after listening to more than 15 months of audio from the "Jason Lewis Show."

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MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:46pm

Major League Baseball says Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game

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Police find $63K stashed above ceiling in priest's basement

USA Today - July 18, 2018 - 7:44pm

The money was found above ceiling tiles in the basement of the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle's lavish home, Michigan State Police said Wednesday.

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