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May 24, 2019

These are the restaurants and stores open on Memorial Day. Plus, who is closed
Costco is closed for Memorial Day but most major retailers and restaurant chains are open for the holiday Monday and several will be running sales.        

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May 24, 2019

Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages
Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages on Friday after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago. (May 24)        

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May 24, 2019

Raptors on brink of NBA Finals after Game 5 win over Bucks
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velasquez break down how the Raptors took a 3-2 lead on the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.        

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May 24, 2019

Trump administration considering new weapons sales to Saudis despite lawmakers' objections
If Trump approves the weapons sale to the Saudis - potentially billions of dollars in U.S.-made arms - it would spark a fierce backlash from lawmakers in both parties.        

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May 24, 2019

Trump and Republicans are ginning up outrage at fake 'anti-Semitism.' Don't fall for it.
Rashida Tlaib is the latest target of absurd smears. Politicians who weaponize anti-Semitism and distract from real threats must be driven from office.        

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May 24, 2019

Measles exposure warning at DFW airport
Health officials in Texas say a person who passed through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 15th tested positive for measles. Tarrant County health officials are warning other travelers to make sure they're immunized. (May 15)        

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May 24, 2019

Jayme Closs kidnapper to be sentenced, Brexit drama, 'Aladdin': 5 things to know Friday
Jayme Closs' kidnapper will be sentenced, Theresa May faces U.K. lawmakers and "Aladdin" opens in theaters: 5 things you need to know Friday        

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May 24, 2019

'That could have been me': 13-year-old on Guatemalan teen refugee who died in US custody
We can debate asylum laws, but not whether to treat sick kids or separate families. We have to really take of refugees under under US government care.        

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May 24, 2019

Here's where you can find Memorial Day discounts
At some businesses, veterans and other military personnel can get free Memorial Day meals and discounts when they show military identification.        

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May 24, 2019

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too
Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu have all simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players        

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May 24, 2019

Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss
Two-time reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald is always searching for out-of-the-box ways to improve his game as he tries to win a Super Bowl ring for the Los Angeles Rams        

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May 24, 2019

Missouri residents try to sleep despite no power
Some residents of Jefferson City, Missouri, who lost power when a tornado rampaged through their neighborhood are trying to get some sleep after making it through the day, and now into the night, without power. (May 24)        

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May 24, 2019

Marcello Lippi returns for second stint as China head coach
Marcello Lippi is set for a second stint in charge of China's national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 World Cup        

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May 24, 2019

'Four Weddings' sequel: Five most shocking takeaways from the 'Red Nose Day' nuptials
The "One Nose Day and a Wedding" sequel to "Four Weddings and a Funeral" went splendidly Thursday, 25 years after the original. Here's what went down.        

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May 24, 2019

D-Day vet tells his story: 'Why am I alive?'
For historians, D-Day was a turning point in WWII; for men who were there it remains a kaleidoscope of memories. For D-Day Veteran Frank DeVita, going back to France for the 75th anniversary is an chance to tell his story of horror and triumph. (23 May)        

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May 24, 2019

Veterans recall D-Day horror and triumph
Veterans recall D-Day horror and triumph        

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May 24, 2019

AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season
A person familiar with the decision says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year        

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May 24, 2019

Diversity at West Point, sloths vs. snakes, sinking island: News from around our 50 states
Connecticut fugitive says he'll turn self in if post gets enough likes, rescued seals set out to sea in Maryland, and more        

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May 24, 2019

Best photos from the 2019 NBA playoffs
The 2019 NBA playoffs are here! Take a look at some of the best photos from every game.        

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May 24, 2019

VR training helps police interact with autistic
Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. (May 24)        

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May 24, 2019

Celebrities show up for 2019 NBA playoffs
From Drake to Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick, a look at all of the celebrities attending the 2019 NBA playoffs.        

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May 24, 2019

$44 million settlement reportedly close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits
A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein.        

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May 23, 2019

Raptors top Bucks in Game 5 to move to brink of NBA Finals
Toronto weathered an early flurry from Milwaukee and held on late to move one more win from the first trip to the NBA Finals in franchise history.        

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May 23, 2019

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead
Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 Thursday night to grab a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals        

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May 23, 2019

Giolito throws 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0
Lucas Giolito pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout, rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his third homer in two games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 4-0        

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May 23, 2019

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits
A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein.        

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May 23, 2019

NHL coaching changes
Which NHL coaches have been hired or fired        

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May 23, 2019

Kellen Winslow rape trial Day 4: Woman testifies about 'pervert in the neighborhood'
On Day 4 of the rape trial of Kellen Winslow II, a Vietnamese neighbor took the stand to testify about indecent exposure by the former NFL player.        

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May 23, 2019

Principal, school superintendent bring student's graduation to dying mom's hospital room
Noah Siets walked down the hospital corridor to his mother's room in his cap and gown, as "Pomp and Circumstance" played from an iPhone.        

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May 23, 2019

Oregon college student taking mountainside pictures dies in 100-foot fall
Michelle Casey, a student at Oregon State University, died after falling 100 feet while taking pictures over a wall at a scenic viewpoint.        

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May 23, 2019

Rays get inside-the-park homer, 3 others in stopping Indians
Rays get inside-the-park homer, 3 solo shots in 7-2 win over Indians.        

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May 23, 2019

Rankings change to help tennis pros at lower, junior levels
Tennis players at the lower and junior levels will have an easier opportunity to move up to the main tours under a new system that makes rankings points available at their tournaments        

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May 23, 2019

Distorted video of Nancy Pelosi edited to sound drunk spreading across social media
The video has 2.1 million views on Facebook and has been shared 45,000 times on that platform.        

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May 23, 2019

Trump: Intelligence agencies must 'quickly and fully' cooperate with Barr review of 2016 surveillance
The White House also announced that AG Barr has been delegated the authority to declassify information related to the surveillance review.        

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May 23, 2019

Tony Finau claws way into early lead in Charles Schwab Challenge
Tony Finau changes his putting grip and shoots 64 to take the early lead at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.        

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May 23, 2019

Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels
The Minnesota Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs _ including two apiece by Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop _ in a 16-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels        

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May 23, 2019

Charles Barkley says he would 'knock the hell out of Drake' if he was still playing
Charles Barkley weighed in on Drake's sideline behavior during TNT's pregame show. It was classic Barkley.        

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May 23, 2019

Why was a healthy dog euthanized in Virginia? Her deceased owner asked for it in her will
While legal, a Virginia woman's request in her will to have her dog euthanized so they could be buried together has sparked backlash.        

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May 23, 2019

Minnesota Twins slug eight more home runs, on pace to shatter MLB single-season record
Led by a pair of homers from Jonathan Schoop and Miguel Sano, the surprising slugging leaders crush Angels and now own MLB's best record.        

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May 23, 2019

Twins tie franchise record with 8 homers, beat Twins 16-7
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May 23, 2019

Sullivan's 2-run double lifts Georgia past Arkansas, 3-1
Patrick Sullivan's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth lifted Georgia to a 3-1 win over Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference Tournament        

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May 23, 2019

Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole
Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.        

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May 23, 2019

Video shows Sacramento police placing 'spit mask' on 12-year-old boy as he shouts 'I can't breathe!'
Sacramento Police released body camera footage of a black boy's viral arrest, and the chief defended officers who covered his head.        

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May 23, 2019

With squeaker win 26, 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer moves close to another milestone
James Holzhauer was aiming for his 26th straight 'Jeopardy!' win Wednesday and moving closer to the $2 million mark in prize money.        

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May 23, 2019

Here are all the times Trump's sharpie-written notes have been photographed
Throughout his tenure and even on the campaign trail, Trump's black sharpie-written notes have been photographed ahead of meetings and press conferences.        

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May 23, 2019

'Fuller House' team is back to work on the final season, but where's Lori Loughlin?
The fifth and final season of Netflix's "Fuller House" is underway amid Lori Loughlin's alleged involvement in a college bribery scandal.        

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May 23, 2019

When you have to go: Indy 500 drivers on what going to the restroom looks like in a race
Will Power's advice: Let go. 'No one wants to hit a wall with a full bladder.' That's one vote for whizzing around the track.        

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May 23, 2019

Serial killer who took the lives of 10 women executed by lethal injection in Florida
Serial killer Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said.        

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May 23, 2019

Tornado tears through Jefferson City, Mo.
A violent tornado tore through Missouri's capital late on May 22, 2019 leaving some people trapped, others injured and buildings damaged.        

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May 23, 2019

Family of incapacitated rape victim who gave birth files $45M notice of claim against Arizona
The 56-page document, filed on behalf of the victim and her parents, says the state of Arizona did an "abysmal job" monitoring Hacienda HealthCare.        

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May 23, 2019

Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people
Joe Gibbs is enjoying a successful career in NASCAR after being selected to the Hall of Fame.        

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May 23, 2019

Missouri residents begin to clean up after tornado
Residents in Jefferson City, Missouri began cleaning up debris as the day passed on Wednesday after a large and destructive twister moved over the city shortly before midnight.        

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May 23, 2019

Arbitrator upholds Slava Voynov's one-season suspension but says he served half
An arbitrator has upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension for domestic violence but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19.        

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May 23, 2019

Facebook reports big rise in fake accounts
Facebook says it has removed billions of fake accounts before they were active. In a new report, Facebook said there was a "steep" rise in such activity from October 2018 to March 2019, even as it worked to boost detection of bogus accounts. (May 23)        

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May 23, 2019

AP Top Stories
Here's the latest for Thursday, May 23: Missouri authorities checking on residents after tornado; Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump trading words; Wikileaks founder facing more charges; American Taliban released from prison.        

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May 23, 2019

'He wants to be impeached': The war of words between Democrats and the White House
Trump held a press conference in which he defended his conduct in the meeting as "extremely calm" and called himself an "extremely stable genius."        

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May 23, 2019

Has Drake stolen Eastern Conference Finals spotlight?
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and one of Giannis Antetokounmpo's reps slammed Drake for his sideline antics during Games 3 and 4 in Toronto.        

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May 23, 2019

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half
An arbitrator has upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19        

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May 23, 2019

If Minnesota officer had been white, would he have been convicted?
Shooting death of Australian woman led to a rare murder conviction for a police officer. But how much did race play a role in officer's fate?        

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May 23, 2019

Trump demands legal immigrants reimburse the government for welfare programs
Trump signed a memorandum requiring the sponsors of legal immigrants to reimburse the government for any safety net programs they benefit from.        

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May 23, 2019

Realtor offers Kawhi Leonard a free multimillion-dollar condo to stay in Toronto
One real-estate agency is willing to dish out a penthouse condo if superstar Kawhi Leonard chooses to re-sign with the Raptors.        

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May 23, 2019

Opinion: College football's postseason schedule is entirely wrong
If the College Football Playoff semifinals are supposed to be the centerpiece of the sport, they should be the last games played every year.        

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May 23, 2019

Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm to make baby, judge rules
It's unclear whether doctors will go along with the wish from parents of West Point Cadet Peter Zhu, even one granted by a court.        

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May 23, 2019

Realtor offers Kawhi Leonard a free multi-million dollar condo to stay in Toronto
One real-estate agency is willing to dish out a penthouse condo if superstar Kawhi Leonard chooses to re-sign with the Raptors.        

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May 23, 2019

Union Berlin draws 2-2 at Stuttgart in Bundesliga playoff
Union Berlin twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Stuttgart and take a big step toward Bundesliga promotion in the first leg of their playoff on Thursday        

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May 23, 2019

Guard Marta Sniezek transfers from Stanford to Notre Dame
Guard Marta Sniezek transfers from Stanford to Notre Dame        

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May 23, 2019

Man reports 'weird and creepy' home break in: Nothing taken, house cleaned
Nate Roman, 44, said the beds were made, the rugs vacuumed and the toilets scrubbed in his Marlborough, Massachusetts home.        

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May 23, 2019

Fight for $15: 2020 candidates slam McDonald's over workers pay
The White House hopefuls—including Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, and Jay Inslee—joined demonstrations by workers in 13 cities targeting the world's most powerful restaurant chain over wages and working conditions.        

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May 23, 2019

As Trump relents on Puerto Rico and border funding, senators approve deal for $19.1 billion in disaster aid
Senators approved a disaster aid package that was held up over immigration issues and President Trump's opposition to funds for Puerto Rico.        

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May 23, 2019

Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep
Carlos Gómez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the New York Mets overcome a rally started by Washington manager Dave Martinez's heated ejection to beat the Nationals 6-4 and cap off a four-game sweep        

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May 23, 2019

Trump calls himself an 'extremely stable genius,' while responding to Pelosi criticism
President Trump on Thursday defended himself as "extremely calm" and described himself as an "extremely stable genius" as he responded to criticism.        

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May 23, 2019

These are the world's most-visited theme parks
Disney World's Magic Kingdom was the world's most visited theme park in 2018, with 20.8 million visitors.        

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May 23, 2019

Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year deal
The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel        

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May 23, 2019

'Julian Assange is no journalist.' Feds charge WikiLeaks founder for revealing U.S. government secrets
The Justice Department filed 18 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder accusing him of conspiring to reveal classified secrets.        

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May 23, 2019

Loose barges strike Oklahoma dam
Two barges have been on the loose since Wednesday on the Arkansas River before striking a dam in Oklahoma on Thursday.        

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May 23, 2019

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        

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May 23, 2019

Basketball player nails backwards shot
A California basketball player got his team to the intramural league semi-finals after a game-winning backwards shot.        

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May 23, 2019

Single dad tells employees to stop apologizing for 'having lives' in viral post
The president of a Chicago company said in viral post he resented how 'we've infantilized the workplace.'        

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May 23, 2019

Boyfriend of actress Hayden Panettiere ordered to stay 100 yards away from her
Brian Hickerson, 30, pleaded guilty to a felony domestic violence charge involving the "Nashville" actress and was ordered to stay 100 yards from her.        

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May 23, 2019

100 saddest movies of all time
By researching published lists of sad movies on Internet Movie Database and more, 24/7 Tempo was able to come up with a list of the saddest movies.        

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May 23, 2019

Trump visits Arlington Cemetery to pay tribute
President Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States. (May 23)        

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May 23, 2019

Kevin Durant won't return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals
Kevin Durant hasn't progressed to on-court work as he recovers from strained right calf; Warriors expect he'll play at some point in Finals        

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May 23, 2019

The 7 best credit cards for small businesses and entrepreneurs
Starting a company? Whether it's a small business or a venture-backed startup, these credit cards can help your enterprise's bottom line.        

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May 23, 2019

Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast
A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a "death ridge," is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend.        

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May 23, 2019

As Trump relents on Puerto Rico and border funding, senators reach deal for $19.1 billion in disaster aid
Senators reached a deal on a disaster aid package that was held up over immigration issues and President Trump's opposition to funds for Puerto Rico.        

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May 23, 2019

Donald Trump, put on your billionaire britches and act like a president
Who's afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By walking out on House speaker and Sen. Schumer, the 'leader' of the free world looks weak and outmatched: Our view        

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May 23, 2019

Four more women accuse Tony Robbins of sexual misconduct in BuzzFeed News investigation
Self-help guru Tony Robbins faces new allegations of sexual misconduct in a report published by BuzzFeed News.        

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May 23, 2019

Trump is a known liar. Cover-ups are exactly what he does: Today's talker
'Trump's claim that government cannot function while the investigations continue simply does not hold water,' says Karen Hobert Flynn of Common Cause.        

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May 23, 2019

E. coli risk leads to recall of more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef before Memorial Day
Days ahead of Memorial Day weekend, an Illinois company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.        

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May 23, 2019

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, expecting four to eight hurricanes.        

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May 23, 2019

The best times to book your summer flight
If you're looking for a summer getaway, this is the best time to get your flight.        

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May 23, 2019

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi warfare hits new level, raising the risk of even more gridlock
Nancy Pelosi called President Trump's decision to storm out of an infrastructure a "temper tantrum." Their fallout may imperil other Trump priorities.        

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May 23, 2019

Felicity Huffman is just the beginning: Who's pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal — and who's still fighting
An up-to-date breakdown who's pleaded guilty in the nation's college admissions bribery scandal.        

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May 23, 2019

Julian Castro joins McDonald's minimum wage rally
Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. (May 23)        

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May 23, 2019

Burger King is helping graduates pay off student loans
Need help paying off your student debt?Burger King can help. The burger company has a student loan repayment program that's active through June.        

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May 23, 2019

Busted! Bear caught stealing bird food in broad daylight
If you left your food around this hungry bear, we apologize, it's gone.        

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May 23, 2019

Dog jumps from RV during wild police chase
A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars.        

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May 23, 2019

From braless to custom bras: The online bra industry is booming (Victoria's Secret isn't)
Women are flocking online to buy bras. Why? They fit, the styles are inclusive and they aren't marketed to seducing men (unlike Victoria's Secret).        

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May 23, 2019

When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolith
Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45 — obviously not all of them share the same political views.        

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May 23, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says breaking up social network wouldn't help
Saying "we have a responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg gave a status update on how social network is keeping users safe.        

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