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Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database that tracks people on the run from the law.
Gun checks miss millions of fugitives usat.ly/1iI6AVG via @USATODAY Latest great work by @bradheath on fugitives turned loose.
RT @jkelly3rd: Michigan cops share 7% of warrants with FBI for gun background checks. Requires checking 2 boxes in computer system. usat.ly/1iI6AVG
Gun checks miss millions of fugitives. Special Report. usat.ly/1iI6AVG
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Albert Pujols hits home run No. 500

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BREAKING - Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run! usat.ly/1idTDyi via@USATODAY #Congratulations
RT @MikeSnider: Good for him. Too bad against @Nationals. "@USATODAY : #BREAKING Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run http://t.co/Rd6t1…
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AOL confirms Mail service hacked

usatoday.com — AOL email addresses have been compromised and are sending out spam AOL Mail has been hacked and several users have reported their accounts are being used to send spam to others. Although AOL has confirmed the hack, which thousands were complaining about on Twitter, it is currently unknown how widespread the issue is.
AOL does not seem to be owning up to mass phishing attack from its accounts. Spoofing appears to have no role at all. bgell.me/1lCw1Hu
RT @thegarance: That thing w the spam, explained by USA Today: “AOL email addresses have been compromised and are sending out spam” usat.ly/QDEznH
That thing w the spam, explained by USA Today: “AOL email addresses have been compromised and are sending out spam” usat.ly/QDEznH
.@USAToday is reporting that AOL Mail confirmed it was hacked. Interesting bc I haven't seen AOL do that anywhere usatoday.com/story/tech/201…
I'm one of these. If you receive an email from kegoe@aol.com. don't click on it. usatoday.com/story/tech/201…
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Why even $1M may not be enough for retirement

usatoday.com — You've been saving like a miser to get ready for retirement. You've pinched pennies, kept that last car for what seems like an eternity. And now you've banked a cool $1 million for your retirement years. Think you're set? Well, you very well might be. Then again, you still might be short.
Looks like I've got more work to do...Why even $1M may not be enough for retirement usat.ly/1iG1QQC via @Florida_Today
Why even $1M may not be enough for retirement usat.ly/1iG1QQC via @usatoday
RT @hadleypdxdc: What?! $1 million still isn't enough for retirement? I get the details from @Perfiguy usat.ly/1iG1QQC
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This map shows which athlete your state Googles the most (it’s probably LeBron)

ftw.usatoday.com — The folks at Best Ticket combed through Google search traffic to find the most searched athlete in all 50 states. 1. LeBron James is the most searched athlete, even though football is searched more than basketball in every state but one (New York).
LeBron winning at yet another thing: This map shows which athlete your state Googles the most usat.ly/1twUfbG @forthewin @threepeat
Very cool. This map shows which athlete your state Googles the most (it’s probably LeBron) ow.ly/w2tv5
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Tori Spelling: 'My heart is broken'

usatoday.com — Dean McDermott entered treatment for three months after cheating on wife Tori Spelling for in December. "It's been really hard and I miss him," says a weepy Tori, driving down the street in her big, black Escalade in the opening scene of Lifetime's True Tori reality series, which kicked off the first of six episodes Tuesday night.

Scientists explore possibilities of mind reading

usatoday.com — At Yale University, researchers recently used a brain scanner to identify which face someone was looking at - just from their brain activity. At the University of California-Berkeley, scientists are moving beyond "reading" simple thoughts to predicting what someone will think next.
RT @CMU_DietrichHSS: Scientists explore possibilities of mind reading, featuring Marcel Just’s research usatoday.com/story/tech/201… via @kweintraub
There goes the job market for psychics, mystics and palm readers... usat.ly/1ibZ7JY via @usatoday
"It's a little fantastical, but it'll be fun to try," he said.... Scientists explore mind reading h/t @USATODAY usatoday.com/story/tech/201…
Scientists explore possibilities of mind reading usat.ly/1ibZ7JY via @usatoday
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On Earth Day, fight climate gloom and doom: Column

usatoday.com — When mythological Cassandra spurned Apollo, he flew into a rage, punishing her with the gift of prophecy but the curse that no one would believe her. Predictably, she went insane. On this Earth Day, let's leave Cassandra behind.

Pentagon deploying troops to thwart Russia

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is sending about 600 troops to Eastern Europe in response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine, Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Tuesday. The first contingent of 150 soldiers from the Army's 173 rd Airborne Brigade, based in Italy, will arrive in Poland on Wednesday to conduct infantry exercises.

Bradley Beal, Wizards rise in OT for 2-0 lead on Bulls

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - Labeling it a "must-win" game beforehand, D.J. Augustin helped the Chicago Bulls find their playoff swagger, providing much-needed offense in stale moments. The only problem? Bradley Beal was doing the same thing for the Washignton Wizards.
Bradley Beal, Wizards rise in OT for 2-0 lead on Bulls usat.ly/1iekavF via @USATODAYSports
RT @usatodaynba: Bradley Beal, Wizards rise in OT for 2-0 lead on Bulls usat.ly/1iekavF via @usatoday

Nightengale: Yankees find minimum-wage gold

usatoday.com — BOSTON - The two famous New York Yankees infielders walked into Fenway Park on Tuesday, looked around the historic field and couldn't believe what they were seeing. Look, there's the legendary Green Monster, with a garage door and ladder running down the wall.

Detroit unveils restroom for dogs in Delta terminal

usatoday.com — Delta passengers traveling with service animals now have a dedicated space for their pets and service animals when they fly through the carrier's Detroit hub. That's thanks to a "restroom" area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport now accommodates four-legged flyers. Two lush-looking patches of grass, complete with sprinkler system, were presented Tuesday behind a partition near gate A34 in the McNamara Terminal.

Colbert arrives at Letterman's 'Late Show'

usatoday.com — Outgoing host David Letterman welcomed incoming host Stephen Colbert to a taping of CBS' The Late Show to be broadcast later this evening. Colbert is the first guest on Tuesday night's episode. Letterman introduces his successor as the host for eight years of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning Colbert Report.
'Real' Colbert arrives for tonight's Letterman's 'Late Show' usat.ly/1iI7wtk

Notah Begay: Snyder's Redskins foundation a 'gimmick'

usatoday.com — Notah Begay III, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour who runs a foundation promoting healthy kids in American Indian communities, calls the new philanthropic venture started by Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder nothing more than a public relations gimmick.
Daniel Snyder says NFL team name is "not an issue." Notah Begay III begs to differ, calls new foundation "a gimmick." usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

If there’s one thing Wizards guard Bradley Beal hates about Chicago, it’s the pizza

ftw.usatoday.com — The Wizards are facing off against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Playoffs this week and for Beal, that means he's in a city famous for pizza that makes his stomach ... queasy. He told CSN Washington: There's few things that rile up Chicagoans more than defending their pizza.
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