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    Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement of government lawsuit

    Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement of government lawsuit


    Disgraced cyclist reaches payout that could have been as much $100 million in lawsuit filed by former teammate with U.S. government...

    Disgraced cyclist reaches payout that could have been as much $100 million in lawsuit filed by former teammate with U.S. government attachment.

           
    Syracuse and Starbucks star in a week of tapes and race debates

    Syracuse and Starbucks star in a week of tapes and race debates


    Videos making national headlines show the difference between explicit and implicit racism. Plus, Trump, Mueller and more in The Short...

    Videos making national headlines show the difference between explicit and implicit racism. Plus, Trump, Mueller and more in The Short List.

           
    Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.

    Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.


    Throughout history, humans and their ancestors have perfected the art of killing big animals. A study finds that as humans spread around the globe, extinction of large mammals soon...

    Throughout history, humans and their ancestors have perfected the art of killing big animals. A study finds that as humans spread around the globe, extinction of large mammals soon followed.

           
    Save Our Shows 2018: 'Timeless,' 'Designated Survivor,' 'Blacklist' still lead vote

    Save Our Shows 2018: 'Timeless,' 'Designated Survivor,' 'Blacklist' still lead vote


    In record voting, readers are pushing for ABC's 'Designated Survivor' and a pair of NBC shows, 'Timeless' and 'The Blacklist' to be renewed for next...

    In record voting, readers are pushing for ABC's 'Designated Survivor' and a pair of NBC shows, 'Timeless' and 'The Blacklist' to be renewed for next season.

           
    Alex Rodriguez's cousin held captive after Lamborghini deal goes bad

    Alex Rodriguez's cousin held captive after Lamborghini deal goes bad


    Two men were arrested after they allegedly held a cousin of former slugger Alex Rodriguez hostage on Wednesday when a car sale went...

    Two men were arrested after they allegedly held a cousin of former slugger Alex Rodriguez hostage on Wednesday when a car sale went south.

           
    Exclusive: Wells Fargo loses teachers union AFT over ties to NRA, guns

    Exclusive: Wells Fargo loses teachers union AFT over ties to NRA, guns


    The American Federation of Teachers will drop drop the bank as a recommended mortgage lender. The union had asked it to cut off the NRA and gun...

    The American Federation of Teachers will drop drop the bank as a recommended mortgage lender. The union had asked it to cut off the NRA and gun makers.

           
    New boss, same Castro Cuba, for now

    New boss, same Castro Cuba, for now


    Miguel Diaz-Canel rose to the Cuban presidency by executing orders, not by showing creativity or independence: Our...

    Miguel Diaz-Canel rose to the Cuban presidency by executing orders, not by showing creativity or independence: Our view

           
    Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors

    Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors


    The Justice Department's inspector general has asked federal prosecutors to review findings that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in providing information to the media before the 2016 election, a person...

    The Justice Department's inspector general has asked federal prosecutors to review findings that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in providing information to the media before the 2016 election, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

           
    Could domestic violence get its own #MeToo moment?

    Could domestic violence get its own #MeToo moment?


    While #MeToo is changing the way we think about sexual violence, domestic abuse has been largely absent from the...

    While #MeToo is changing the way we think about sexual violence, domestic abuse has been largely absent from the conversation.

           
    Southwest passengers could collect millions after deadly ordeal

    Southwest passengers could collect millions after deadly ordeal


    Despite the praise Southwest Airlines is drawing for the valiant efforts of its crew during the deadly ordeal of Flight 1380, the airline still faces tens of millions of dollars in legal damages, experts...

    Despite the praise Southwest Airlines is drawing for the valiant efforts of its crew during the deadly ordeal of Flight 1380, the airline still faces tens of millions of dollars in legal damages, experts say.

           
    USA TODAY Sports NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust

    USA TODAY Sports NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust


    Bengals and owner Mike Brown also grade out poorly (along with the NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith and the CBA) in USA TODAY Sports' poll of 25 NFL agents about various league...

    Bengals and owner Mike Brown also grade out poorly (along with the NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith and the CBA) in USA TODAY Sports' poll of 25 NFL agents about various league topics.

           
    How the Barbara Bush cartoon took on a life of its own

    How the Barbara Bush cartoon took on a life of its own


    Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush's granddaughter, shared Marshall Ramsey's cartoon. He also received messages from parents who lost their...

    Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush's granddaughter, shared Marshall Ramsey's cartoon. He also received messages from parents who lost their children.

           
    Kafkaesque 'red flag laws' strip gun owners of their constitutional rights

    Kafkaesque 'red flag laws' strip gun owners of their constitutional rights


    Red flag laws let police confiscate guns without due process. Suspending the Constitution in a secret hearing is a Rubicon from which there is no...

    Red flag laws let police confiscate guns without due process. Suspending the Constitution in a secret hearing is a Rubicon from which there is no return.

           
    Ted Cruz lauds Donald Trump as 'flash-bang grenade,' two years after angry primary fight

    Ted Cruz lauds Donald Trump as 'flash-bang grenade,' two years after angry primary fight


    Apparently, all is forgiven between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- at least as far as Cruz is concerned. Two years after an angry presidential primary battle, the Texas senator authored a rhapsodic account of Trump's presidency for the current issue of...

    Apparently, all is forgiven between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- at least as far as Cruz is concerned. Two years after an angry presidential primary battle, the Texas senator authored a rhapsodic account of Trump's presidency for the current issue of Time magazine.

           
    Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition

    Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition


    Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next week on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being...

    Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next week on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

           
    Autism doctor Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis, new research shows

    Autism doctor Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis, new research shows


    Hans Asperger, the Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named, collaborated on a Nazi program that involved killing disabled...

    Hans Asperger, the Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named, collaborated on a Nazi program that involved killing disabled children.

           
    Sea ice near Alaska was at lowest level since at least 1850

    Sea ice near Alaska was at lowest level since at least 1850


    The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea west of Alaska was less this winter than any year since written records of commercial whalers started in 1850, before the Civil...

    The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea west of Alaska was less this winter than any year since written records of commercial whalers started in 1850, before the Civil War.

           
    22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic

    22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic


    Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway at LaGuardia Airport with 149 people aboard. Less than a half hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the...

    Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway at LaGuardia Airport with 149 people aboard. Less than a half hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the cabin.

           
    No place in the NFL for cheerleaders in 2018

    No place in the NFL for cheerleaders in 2018


    Cheerleaders from two NFL teams have filed gender discrimination complaints in the past month, detailing the demeaning ways in which they were...

    Cheerleaders from two NFL teams have filed gender discrimination complaints in the past month, detailing the demeaning ways in which they were treated.

           
    McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times

    McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times


    In an interview with NBC that will be televised Sunday, Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney said Larry Nassar molested her "hundreds" of times, including on her first visit to Karolyi Ranch, the USA Gymnatics team's former training facility in...

    In an interview with NBC that will be televised Sunday, Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney said Larry Nassar molested her "hundreds" of times, including on her first visit to Karolyi Ranch, the USA Gymnatics team's former training facility in Texas.