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Pelicans fire coach Alvin Gentry after five seasons; Ty Lue, Jason Kidd among possible replacements

3 hours 40 min ago

Alvin Gentry, who had one season remaining on his contract, was 175-225 in five seasons. New Orleans made the playoffs once during his tenure.

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Fans ask Adele, 'where's the album'? She's sharing more on social media but no word on new songs

4 hours 17 min ago

Adele is posting more on social media lately and fans are asking, when's a new album coming out? The 32-year-old artist provides an update.

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'This is a political calculation': Romney criticizes Trump's mail-in voting attacks

4 hours 57 min ago

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defended mail-in voting in the wake of President Donald Trump's attacks on the system.

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Coronavirus updates: Sturgis bike rally enters final weekend; more good news for blood plasma treatment; travel restrictions in Europe

7 hours 29 min ago

Sturgis Motorcycle rally enters its final weekend. Study hints, can't prove, survivor plasma fights COVID-19. Latest news.

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Privileged parents form COVID pandemic pods that widen education gaps. We can do better.

7 hours 46 min ago

The coronavirus pandemic and privileged parents have broken an already unequal education system. What do we build in its place?

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Some people listen to health experts, others ignore them: What it means for America's future with COVID-19

8 hours 2 min ago

How the public responds to public health recommendations can be explained by differences in how people navigate threats.

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Opinion: NFL training camp limitations leave many rookies, coaching staffs in tough spot

9 hours 19 min ago

Training camps typically provide ample opportunity for unproved young players to make waves. This year, however, reps will be in short supply.

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Dying wish of late Field of Dreams owner is still coming true

9 hours 44 min ago

Denise Stillman's friends and family made sure to carry on dying wish of bringing an MLB game to Iowa. "She would have loved it," her husband said.

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Donald Trump keeps blasting 'universal' mail voting. But few states are planning that in November

11 hours 45 min ago

Fewer than 1 out of 5 states plan to automatically send ballots to all voters. Even in these states, in-person voting will remain an option.

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Nurses at reopening schools brace for 'uphill fight' to keep students safe from COVID-19

13 hours 43 min ago

In normal times, a student with a headache, fatigue or slight cough would not raise alarms in a school nurse's office. But these are not normal times.

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Record wave of deadly shootings hits US cities. More police aren't the answer, activists say

13 hours 43 min ago

Experts say efforts to reduce violence must focus on systemic reform for communities of color, not just more police officers on the streets.

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'I have no idea why': 5-year-old boy fatally shot in North Carolina 'loved everybody,' family says

August 14, 2020 - 11:00pm

The world knows Cannon Hinnant as the North Carolina 5-year-old who was fatally shot while riding his bike. His family is mourning a life cut short.

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Opinion: Will Clippers benefit or struggle in playoffs by prioritizing health over on-court time?

August 14, 2020 - 10:50pm

The Clippers have been devoted to maximizing health and rest all season. Will that lead to a title, or should they be worried about inconsistency?

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Racist attacks hit 'The Office' star Leslie David Baker for planning Stanley spinoff

August 14, 2020 - 10:05pm

Leslie Baker tells USA TODAY how he's combating recent racist attacks on Instagram after announcing plans for an "Office" spin-off featuring Stanley.

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Trump orders TikTok to sell U.S. assets within 90 days, citing national security concerns

August 14, 2020 - 10:00pm

President Trump ordered the Chinese parent company of TikTok to sell or spin off its U.S. assets within 90 days, citing national security concerns.

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Postal Service warns states: Some absentee, mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted

August 14, 2020 - 7:49pm

The USPS told election officials that ballots requested by their deadlines and promptly mailed back may not be delivered in time to be counted.

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Texas-based McKesson tapped to help get coronavirus vaccines into American communities

August 14, 2020 - 7:41pm

The U.S. government has chosen medical supplier McKesson to be a centralized distributor for future coronavirus vaccines.

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Indians option Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac to alternate site after team meeting

August 14, 2020 - 7:23pm

Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac were given their chance to share some thoughts with Indians players, but neither will be rejoining the clubhouse yet.

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Disney debuts matching pixie dust masks for theme park employees

August 14, 2020 - 5:45pm

Disney debuted new pixie dust face masks Friday for the company's cast members to promote an "unified" front against COVID-19 at domestic theme parks.

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'Starve the Postal Service': Obama criticizes Trump for sweeping changes at the USPS

August 14, 2020 - 5:38pm

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for attempting to stall funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

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