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What happens next

Ledyard King USA TODAY Published 10:29 PM EST Dec 10, 2019 WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The articles – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – are charges of wrongdoing that lay out specific assertions of how the president violated the U.S. Constitution and the oath of […]

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Best of the decade

opinion Mike Thompson USA TODAY Published 9:27 AM EST Dec 6, 2019 The teen years are difficult; just ask any parent. And when you consider the news events of the 21st Century’s “teen” decade (2010-19), it’s obvious that rule of thumb also applies to the U.S. and the world as well. The 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig […]

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hidden common ground

USA TODAY – Open-minded, thoughtful, respectful, solutions-oriented. Category Topics 0 How divided are we in America? More than 9 of 10 Americans surveyed, according to a new USA TODAY/Public Agenda Poll, said it’s important for the United States to reduce divisiveness. 5 Shared principles Four in 10 Republicans and nearly half of Democrats, according to […]

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Best of 2019

Kelly Lawler USA TODAY Published 3:53 PM EST Dec 5, 2019 Corrections and clarifications:  An earlier version of this story misstated the number of episodes in Ken Burns’  PBS documentary “Country Music.” It is an eight-part series.   After 2019, TV will never be the same.  This year, TV got bigger than we ever could have […]

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Media woes, a scandal and more

Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 7:42 AM EST Dec 6, 2019 It’s fair to say there’s never been a year in the last seven decades when nothing much happened of note in the British royal family, the world’s most famous, most storied royals in the history of modern monarchies. Queen Elizabeth II’s many descendants just can’t help […]

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Who is in, who is out

William Cummings, Sean Rossman and Jim Sergent USA TODAY Published 1:34 PM EST Dec 3, 2019 The Iowa caucuses are about two months away and the slate of 2020 presidential candidates remains crowded – with senators and House members, not to mention a  young mayor, an author, an entrepreneur and a former vice president. Even with a few candidates dropping out, […]

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Inside the White House

Hannah Yasharoff USA TODAY Published 11:34 AM EST Dec 2, 2019 A year after controversy ensued over her red Christmas tree display, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled more traditional decorations to kick off the 2019 holiday season. The White House opened its doors to photographers early Monday morning for a glimpse at the decorations, which […]

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Shop smart, shop safe

Marc Saltzman Special to USA TODAY Published 12:50 PM EST Nov 30, 2019 We all have that friend who always seems to get the best deals while shopping. Oh, you know the one. You spend $100 on pair of designer shoes, but they find the exact same pair for $75. You’re proud of your 4K […]

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Winter travel

Ed Hewitt SmarterTravel.com Published 10:00 AM EST Nov 25, 2019 Successful winter travel is all about successfully navigating the weather. In winter, most travelers hope to get to and from their destinations with minimum trouble and maximum enjoyment — and, most importantly, to always arrive safe and sound, no matter what sort of snow, ice, […]