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Weird impeachment questions

John Bacon USA TODAY Published 4:05 PM EST Jan 16, 2020 The third impeachment trial of a U.S. president kicked off Thursday in Washington, and President Donald Trump is the defendant. The Constitution stipulates that, if any federal official commits “high crimes or misdemeanors,” the House of Representatives is empowered to impeach – formally charge – that […]

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2020 Grammy Awards

Charles Trepany USA TODAY Published 2:04 PM EST Jan 17, 2020 Brace yourself, Billie Eilish and Lizzo fans: The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be a big night. The Grammys are quickly approaching, and this year’s ceremony looks like it’ll live up to its rep as “Music’s Biggest Night.” Will “Bad Guy” singer Eilish come out on top? Will […]

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AD METER 2020

Super Bowl Silver: Best of Ad Meter commercials over 25 years Top Stories Ad Meter Continuing the mission: Olay returning to Super Bowl with ad featuring a star-studded, all-female cast Ad Meter ‘Veep’ star Matt Walsh excited to star in Super Bowl ad. Not so excited about Bears Ad Meter Hyundai to bring Boston presence […]

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Dem field gets less diverse

Rebecca Morin and Deborah Barfield Berry USA TODAY Published 8:09 PM EST Jan 14, 2020 WASHINGTON – The 2020 Democratic presidential field has been heralded as the most diverse in history. It at times has included a Latino man, an Asian American man, a Samoan American woman, three black men and one black woman. In addition to its racial and […]

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Early Top 25 for 2020

Paul Myerberg USA TODAY Published 1:07 AM EST Jan 15, 2020 The 2019 season is in the books. It’s time to start thinking about how the Bowl Subdivision will look in 2020. (Kickoff is only eight or so months away, after all.) Here’s USA TODAY Sports’ first crack at next season with the very early […]

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Oscars 2020

USA TODAY Published 1:01 PM EST Jan 13, 2020 Nominees for the 92st annual Academy Awards were revealed Monday. Winners will be announced Feb. 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT. Here are the contenders: Best picture “Ford v Ferrari” “The Irishman” “Jojo Rabbit” “Joker” “Little Women” “Marriage Story” “1917” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” “Parasite” Director Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” […]

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Iran’s missile strike

Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY Published 3:32 PM EST Jan 8, 2020 WASHINGTON – Iran may have intentionally missed targets on bases in Iraq to avoid significant U.S. casualties and damage to infrastructure, according to U.S. government sources. Precision drone and missile strikes by Iranian-backed forces in September that severely damaged oil production facilities in […]

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Soleimani killing

Kevin Johnson USA TODAY Published 11:17 AM EST Jan 8, 2020 WASHINGTON—When a Senate investigation revealed the CIA’s plans to execute Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other leaders, President Gerald Ford moved to ban political assassinations. Nearly a half-century later, Republican and Democratic administrations have taken advantage of controversial exceptions to Ford’s 1976 executive order. Those exceptions give presidents […]

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Winter TV preview

Kelly Lawler USA TODAY Published 10:46 AM EST Jan 6, 2020 TV is starting off its new decade with “Little Fires,” primetime karaoke and the one-and-only Al Pacino.  Broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming services are debuting new TV shows to try to start the year off right, and in the glut of content, 10 rose […]