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Senate has a secret book of rules

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has for years lived by a secret book of rules that governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats. The document has never been available to the public - until now.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @USATODAY: The Senate has a secret book of rules. The document has never been available to the public — until now. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

Sep 14, 2014

RT @singernews: @donvanslack and I dug up the secret Senate rulebook; now we share it with you usat.ly/1s2kysk via @usatoday

Sep 14, 2014

Senate has a secret book of rules usat.ly/1s2kysk via @usatoday

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Misery Index Week 3: Heat is still on in Florida

usatoday.com — Did Will Muschamp really win a football game and yet somehow find a way to further imperil his status as the Florida Gators football coach? That happened, and it's why the Misery Index exists in the first place. Because for all the talk about how wins and losses are what matters in college football, that's only true in the big picture.
Sep 14, 2014

It's the Week 3 Misery Index. "Give Georgia a gift, and they'll find a way to light the Christmas tree on fire" usat.ly/1tSy26v

Sep 14, 2014

What a perfect headline RT #DanWolken: Misery Index, Wk 3: "How to win games and lose fans, the Will Muschamp story" usat.ly/1tSy26v

Sep 14, 2014

Tulsa makes the cut RT @DanWolken: Who are CFB’s most miserable fan bases in Week 3? usat.ly/1tSy26v via @USATODAY

Sep 14, 2014

RT @DanWolken: Who are CFB’s most miserable fan bases in Week 3? Florida, Kansas, UGA, Va Tech and yep, still Vandy usat.ly/1tSy26v via @USATODAY

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Billy Horschel wins Tour Championship, $10 million bonus

usatoday.com — ATLANTA - Billy Horschel will soon become a father for the first time. He can set up one heck of a trust fund. In outplaying world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in a tense Sunday pairing and holding off the rest of the field on an unseasonably cool day in Hotlanta, Horschel won The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola, the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs.

Carolina Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy for Detroit Lions game

usatoday.com — Hardy, who is appealing a conviction for assaulting a woman, was supposed to play Sunday.

Miss America show misspells Jane Austen

entertainthis.usatoday.com — During the talent segment of Sunday's Miss America 2015 pageant, random facts were put on the screen as each contestant was performing. And in the case of Miss New York, well, there was a mistake. The sign that popped up as Kira Kazantsev performed her cup act to the hit song, Happy, read: "Loves anything Jane Austin."

Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis

usatoday.com — Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer. Federal health statistics show that 12.3% of Americans 20 and older have diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.
Sep 14, 2014

Scary, mportant story by @laura_ungar Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis usat.ly/1tS8NBf via @usatoday

Sep 14, 2014

Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis usat.ly/1tS8NBf via @usatoday

Sep 14, 2014

Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis usat.ly/1tS8NBf via @usatoday

Sep 14, 2014

12.3% of Americans 20 or older have diabetes; another 37% have pre-diabetes usat.ly/1tS8NBf Most powerful drug? Weight loss

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship

usatoday.com — MADRID - The USA beat Serbia 129-92 Sunday in the championship game of the FIBA World Cup. WHAT HAPPENED Oh, say can you see... ...a basketball world in which the Americans don't rule all? It was tough to imagine again after Team USA's overwhelming gold medal performance against Serbia, a FIBA World Cup finale that was over by halftime but wildly entertaining until the end.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Your FIBA world champion: Team USA. @sam_amick is in Madrid and offers instant analysis: usat.ly/1m4dadH pic.twitter.com/AxAa7tzniT

Sep 14, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Your FIBA world champion: Team USA. @sam_amick is in Madrid and offers instant analysis: usat.ly/1m4dadH pic.twitter.com/AxAa7tzniT

Sep 14, 2014

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship usat.ly/1tSDgyT via @usatoday

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer inactive against New York Giants

usatoday.com — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is inactive for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, leaving backup Drew Stanton to start in his place. Palmer has been dealing with a shoulder injury to his throwing arm, and was listed as questionable throughout the week.

Queen cautions Scots to think 'about the future'

usatoday.com — LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth urged Scottish voters Sunday to "think very carefully about the future" ahead of Thursday's referendum on independence. The sovereign's remarks, made during her stay at her Balmoral retreat in Scotland, mark the first time the queen has publicly waded into the debate over the ballot that could see Scotland leave the United Kingdom after 307 years of union with England.

Paul George, patriotism at heart of Team USA's FIBA World Cup championship

usatoday.com — MADRID - As Kyrie Irving waited to walk outside the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad doors late Sunday night, hordes of screaming fans and a rumbling bus both demanding his presence, he was well aware of what lie ahead.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Paul George and patriotism were at the heart of Team USA's FIBA World Cup victory. @sam_amick from Madrid: usat.ly/1nW5YMd

Sep 14, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Paul George and patriotism were at the heart of Team USA's FIBA World Cup victory. @sam_amick from Madrid: usat.ly/1nW5YMd

Panthers' Cam Newton in 'super' form in win vs. Lions

usatoday.com — CHARLOTTE -- Cam Newton has always enjoyed acting as "Superman'' with his signature touchdown celebration. The Carolina Panthers never needed their franchise quarterback to morph into his superhero alter ego more than they did Sunday against the Detroit Lions after coach Ron Rivera deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy before kickoff in consultation with owner Jerry Richardson and general manager Dave Gettleman.

'The Imitation Game' wins at Toronto film festival

usatoday.com — USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell, just back from the Toronto International Film Festival, gives us a recap of the highlights and surprises from the annual event: which upcoming films and actors are getting the most Oscar buzz, how audiences responded and the winners of the audience awards, announced Sunday.
Sep 14, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch's THE IMITATION GAME takes top audience prize at Toronto film fest #TIFF14 usat.ly/1tRZsJA via @usatoday

Sep 14, 2014

RT @AndreaMandell: Cumberbatch: Having Harvey Weinstein in your corner means "your film's going to get an audience." And then some: usat.ly/1qVRiBA

Sep 14, 2014

Cumberbatch: Having Harvey Weinstein in your corner means "your film's going to get an audience." And then some: usat.ly/1qVRiBA

Sep 14, 2014

Cumberbatch triumphed, Aniston shocked, @chrisrock sparked a huge bidding war: Here's @USATODAY's #TIFF14 overview! usatoday.com/story/life/mov…

Sep 14, 2014

Harvey Weinstein/Benedict Cumberbatch's THE IMITATION GAME takes audience prize at #TIFF14 usat.ly/1tRZsJA via @usatoday

Phillies pitcher makes suggestive gesture after nightmare inning, gets ejected

ftw.usatoday.com — The Philadelphia Phillies began the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, but releiver Jonathan Papelbon earned the loss after allowing four runs in the top of the inning, and Phillies fans booed him off the field once the inning was finally over.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Jonathan Papelbon's obscene gesture after a blown save got him ejected: usat.ly/1m4inlM pic.twitter.com/U30VEyprYN

Sep 14, 2014

RT @ForTheWin: Phillies pitcher makes suggestive gesture after nightmare inning, gets ejected - usat.ly/1uNSJBk pic.twitter.com/nsSTF4X2vZ

Brad Keselowski wins at Chicagoland to kick off Chase

usatoday.com — JOLIET, Ill. -- Brad Keselowski became the first driver to secure his spot in the second round of NASCAR's new playoff format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Brad Keselowski is safe into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup after today's win: usat.ly/1qVecaJ pic.twitter.com/0yeTy6H2KC