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Duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri, leaves 17 dead after severe stormDive teams recovered the last four bodies from a duck boat that sank under wind gusts as strong as 65 to 80 mph.
     
 
 

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Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin?Forcing an interpreter to publicly disclose the details of a confidential conversation between world leaders would be unprecedented and perilous, experts say.
     
 
 

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Before accident in Missouri, duck boats had history of fatalitiesSome of the fatal incidents over the years have involved duck boat operators with the same company that operates "Ride the Ducks" in Branson.
     
 
 

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New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding successPerpetual Guardian finds that a 4-day work week improved work-life balance for employees with little to no impact on overall productivity
     
 
 

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Roseanne Barr defends racist tweet, says she thought Valerie Jarrett was whiteOn Thursday, Roseanne Barr claimed that she thought Valerie Jarrett was white in an expletive-filled video posted to her YouTube channel.
     
 
 

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World's strangest-looking airplane? New Airbus 'Beluga' takes flightAirbus’s oddly shaped jet – named for its resemblance to the whale of the same name – will replace an older 'Beluga' model being phased out by Airbus.
     
 
 

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Transgender woman: A CVS pharmacist denied my hormone prescriptionHilde Hall said the CVS pharmacist refused to give her the prescription back to fill elsewhere and left her feeling "mortified."
     
 
 

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Plastic surgeon 'Dr. Bumbum' arrested in Brazil after patient dies following butt enhancement surgeryDenis 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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3 new online marketplaces better than CraigslistCraigslist is a ghost of its former self, but there are new online marketplaces opening up. If you're looking to make a quick buck — or procure that hard-to-find possession — you may try scouring these helpful sites.
     
 
 

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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'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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Archaeologists opened a mysterious Egyptian sarcophagus. Here's what they foundEgyptian archaeologists opened an ancient sarcophagus dating back 2,000 years that has sparked international speculation. The team found three skeletons and a lot of red, liquid sewage, the country's antiquities ministry said Thursday. "
     
 
 

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Waitress groped by man slams him into wall in Savannah, Georgia, surveillance video showsSurveillance video shows a server at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Georgia, slamming a man into a wall after he groped her.
     
 
 

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Tracking Tiger: Can Tiger Woods make a run Friday at The Open Championship?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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Kinsey sex researcher: What I learned in asking more than 4,000 Americans about their sexual fantasiesKinsey Institute sex researcher Justin Lehmiller recently completed the largest-ever survey of Americans’ sexual fantasies. So if everybody is thinking about them, the thoughts are not abnormal, right?
     
 
 

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Shark Week 2018 viewing guide: What to watch (and how to stream)Discovery has chummed the viewing waters with adventure-TV guide Bear Grylls, MMA queen Ronda Rousey, Olympian Lindsey Vonn, Shaquille O'Neal and NFL stars Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski for this year's Shark Week lineup.
     
 
 

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Meryl Streep passes the 'Mamma Mia 2' spotlight to Lily James and a new generationLily James steps into Meryl Streep's (platform) shoes to play a young Donna in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' part of a new generation playing the beloved characters from the original ABBA-inspired movie.
     
 
 

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The price of food: What groceries are driving up food bills? A look at the Top 20The price of all food has risen 26.8% over the past 10 years, outpacing the 21.9% inflation rate over the same period. Several factors generally affect food prices in the long run and some goods appreciate faster than others. Here's 20 groceries driving your food bills up the most.
     
 
 

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Get on the gridiron and join our new Facebook Group, 'The Ruling Off the Field'If you're as excited about football season as we are, we've got the perfect spot for you.
     
 
 

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Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assaultThe Pentagon is refusing to release a report by the nonpartisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by installation.
     
 
 

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National parks to beat the heat this summerTo keep cool in the natural beauty, think in terms of three key characteristics: altitude, latitude and water.
     
 
 

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McDonald's tainted salads have now sickened 163 people in 10 statesThe number of people sickened by tainted McDonald's salads has jumped to 163 in 10 states and three of the victims have been hospitalized. The fast-food chain said it's removed the lettuce blend from Fresh Express’ Streamwood, Illinois, facility, and replacing it with a new supply.
     
 
 

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Parody: Aboard Air Force One after Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin havoc in HelsinkiDonald Trump: 'I was great, wasn't I? I killed it.' John Kelly: 'Well, in a manner of speaking, sir.' Parody from Air Force One on the havoc in Helsinki.
     
 
 

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White people, just mind your business and let people of color existThe underlying issue is in the casual racism of perceiving people of color as dangerous and their everyday activities as threatening.
     
 
 

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Maria Butina is the 'spy' the Trump administration asked for: TalkerSuspected Russian agent Maria Butina is facing charges of acting as an unregistered agent in the U.S. But the Trump administration basically invited this.
     
 
 

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If Brett Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice, he'll finish what Scott Pruitt startedKavanaugh 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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'Like a busy emergency room': Calls to suicide crisis centers double since 2014The National Suicide Crisis Helpline saw calls double from 2014 to 2017 in conjunction with rising suicide rates across the USA. The helpline answered more than 2 million calls in 2017, up from approximately 1 million calls in 2014.
     
 
 

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Florida State University to relocate statue of founder who owned slaves, supported ConfederacyFSU President John Thrasher will move ahead on recommendations on B.K. Roberts and Francis Eppes on campus
     
 
 

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Adrian Cronauer, inspiration for Robin Williams' Good Morning, Vietnam' character, diesThe man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died.
     
 
 

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Who is Maria Butina? Accused Russian spy allegedly offered sex for powerHere is what we know about the Russian national Maria Butina, an American University graduate, NRA activist and gun rights advocate.
     
 
 

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Steam pipe explodes on Fifth Avenue in New York City
     
 
 

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Best of the 2018 ESPYS
     
 
 

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America’s favorite dog breeds: Where does your pet rank?
     
 
 

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Skytrax ranks the world's top airlines for 2018 (see the top 20)
     
 
 

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July political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORK
     
 
 

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'Shark Tank' stars dive into Discovery's Shark Week for charityDaymond John, Kevin O'Leary and the other fast-talking tycoons of ABC’s “Shark Tank” trade their business attire for wetsuits for a Shark Week special airing on Discovery.
     
 
 

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Joaquin Phoenix's Joker origin movie gets a title and a 2019 release dateWarner Bros. has placed Joaquin Phoenix's Joker origin movie on the release calendar for next year.
     
 
 

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Zachary Quinto on reviving Leonard Nimoy's 'In Search Of,' Tarantino's R-rated 'Star Trek'After playing Spock in the new 'Star Trek' movies, Zachary Quinto follows the late Leonard Nimoy once again, this time in a revival of 1970s mystery series 'In Search Of' on History.
     
 
 

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2018 NFL record projections: Will Patriots falter on road to Super Bowl LIII?USA TODAY Sports releases it annual NFL record projections, which suggest the Patriots and Seahawks will falter in 2018 on the road to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
     
 
 

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Lane Kiffin thinks Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray should 'change his mind and play baseball'Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin isn't shy in looking for an advantage in the Owls' Week 1 matchup.
     
 
 

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Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash: FTCThe FTC, charity regulators and law enforcement officials in every state are taking actions against dozens of fake charities that have taken in tens of millions of dollars in donations of cash, vehicles and other goods, all part of scams that did not directly benefit veterans.
     
 
 

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Jhonattan Vegas' nightmarish trip to British Open includes last-minute helicopter rideGolfer Jhonattan Vegas had a nightmarish trip to the British Open. He was so rushed to make Thursday's tee time that he arrived by helicopter. He shot a 5-over 76 to close out the first round after a horrid start.
     
 
 

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Dangerous 'hobo parsnip' severely burns, blisters womanA woman came in contact with a wild parsnip. The next week, her burn and blisters were so bad she couldn't walk
     
 
 

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Dead bodies, wild dogs, squatters in government-owned Detroit housesThe Detroit Land Bank Authority's problem with unauthorized occupants is like no other in the nation
     
 
 

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The Latest: Sharma gets to celebrate 22nd birthday at OpenAn early birthday present for Sharma: 22-year-old becomes youngest Indian to make cut in a major
     
 
 

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Suns trade veteran Jared Dudley and second-round pick to Nets for Darrell ArthurThe deal sending Jared Dudley and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Darrell Arthur will save the Phoenix Suns $2.1 million in cap space.
     
 
 

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Sagan takes 3rd win at Tour, Thomas keeps lead on Stage 13Peter Sagan won his third stage at this year's Tour de France on Friday, while Geraint Thomas kept the overall lead over teammate Chris Froome
     
 
 

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LiAngelo Ball takes 54 shots in JBA gameWhen in doubt, shoot a three as quickly as possible.
     
 
 

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