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Senators spent $1 million on charter flights last year

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., embarked on what his office trumpeted as a four-day, 1,000-mile trip across his state, with press releases noting he "woke up early to hit the road," making stops at a minor league ballpark, a craft brewery and a Roanoke rail yard, among others.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @usatodayvideo: You won't believe how much senators spend on chartered flights! usat.ly/1AEUHZ7

Jul 31, 2014

Senators -- including #Va's @MarkWarner -- spent $1 million on charter flights last year usat.ly/1n7KY3j via @usatoday

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Nightengale: Trade flurry sets stage for playoffs, 2015

usatoday.com — Can we go ahead and stop the season now, fast-forward to the playoffs, and get to this epic American League playoff sequel III between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics? Can we rewind when we get to October, and ask the contenders what in the world were they thinking by not grabbing David Price at what emerged as a bargain-basement price?
Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Nightengale: Trade flurry sets stage for playoffs, 2015 usat.ly/1rPbClP

Jul 31, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Nightengale: Trade flurry sets stage for playoffs, 2015 usat.ly/1rPbClP

Jul 31, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: .@BNightengale on today's trades setting up the playoffs, the Red Sox reloading and the Rays' light return for Price: usat.ly/1s9e8oW

Jul 31, 2014

Can we start the playoffs now w #athletics and #tigers: what were #Rays doing; and #redsox have head start to 2015. usat.ly/1n8VZRW

‘Cathood’ is the most adorable ‘Boyhood’ spoof trailer ever

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Boyhood, Richard Linklater's groundbreaking new film that follows a young man as he grows from age 6 to 18, is drawing lots of applause from critics and fans. Now comes a spoof trailer, Cathood, that breaks new ground in the cat-video genre and is sure to draw lots of "awwws" from animal lovers.

Report: A's acquire Jon Lester, send Cespedes to Boston

usatoday.com — Jon Lester's tenure in Boston has ended
Jul 31, 2014

A's acquire Jon Lester, send Cespedes to Boston usat.ly/1n6FBkX via @usatoday

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NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

usatoday.com — The USA will launch its first small study of an experimental Ebola vaccine in September. The USA will launch an early-stage trial in September of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, the deadly viral disease that has killed 729 people in the largest outbreak in history.
Jul 31, 2014

Ebola vaccine could get to health workers as early as 2015, if early tests succeeed, usat.ly/1rTiGkS via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

RT @USATODAY: National Institutes of Health to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September: usat.ly/1rTiGkS

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RT @USATODAY: National Institutes of Health to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September: usat.ly/1rTiGkS

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RT @LizSzabo: Finally, an Ebola vaccine? NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September usat.ly/1rTiGkS via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

RT @USATODAY: NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September usat.ly/1rM8kj7

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Investor in Argentina flap emerges as big super PAC donor

usatoday.com — Paul Singer, Tom Steyer, Argentina, Michael Bloomberg, Fred Eychaner WASHINGTON - Paul Singer, the hedge fund billionaire whose demands helped drive Argentina to its second debt default in 13 years, has emerged as one of the biggest players on this nation's political stage ahead of November's elections, a USA TODAY analysis of campaign records shows.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @rlocker12: Tom Steyer, big Dem enviro donor and hedge fund billionaire, tops super PAC list. usat.ly/1rTX3AY via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

RT @fschouten: Paul Singer, Argentina's most relentless creditor, is one of four, $5m donors in this election cycle usat.ly/1rTX3AY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @fschouten: Paul Singer, Argentina's most relentless creditor, is one of four, $5m donors in this election cycle usat.ly/1rTX3AY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @fschouten: Paul Singer, Argentina's most relentless creditor, is one of four, $5m donors in this election cycle usat.ly/1rTX3AY

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Texas A&M’s new locker room includes LED screens over every player’s locker

ftw.usatoday.com — When the Texas A&M football team arrived at fall camp Thursday, they had a nice surprise waiting for them. The Bright Complex, the home of the Aggies football program, is undergoing a massive renovation that in total, is a $20.8 million project.

Senate passes veterans' health bill

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a compromise bill allowing veterans to seek private care and adding $17 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire doctors to address long wait lists. The final vote in favor was 91-3.

It's a baby geep! Wait, what's a geep?

usatoday.com — Half sheep. Half goat. All cuteness. Butterfly may be Arizona's only geep, a tiny tot with goat hooves and a goat head, but covered in wool. Her mom, Momma, is a sheep. Her dad, Michael, is a pygmy goat. Hence, geep. She was named Butterfly for her spots.
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Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him'

usatoday.com — Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released. Australia's Sky News aired the tape, which was rebroadcast by NBC News on Thursday.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @williammwelch: Frmr Pres Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him' usat.ly/1n8TT4C via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

RT @williammwelch: Frmr Pres Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him' usat.ly/1n8TT4C via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

Frmr Pres Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him' usat.ly/1n8TT4C via @usatoday

'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast

usatoday.com — Superbugs known as CRE - called "nightmare bacteria" by federal health officials because they are deadly and virtually untreatable - are skyrocketing in the Southeastern USA, new research shows. Experts fear a growing national problem, and some say the spread of such superbugs may portend a "post-antibiotic era."

Taiwan gas explosions kill 24; blows car onto roof

usatoday.com — BEIJING - Underground explosions devastated a district of Taiwan's second-largest city, Kaohsiung, early Friday morning, killing at least 24 people and injuring 271. The blasts, likely caused by a gas leak, were so powerful that rescuers found a car and injured survivors on the top of buildings three to four stories tall, reported Taiwan's state Central News Agency.
Aug 01, 2014

Gas blast in Taiwan so powerful rescuers found a car and injured survivors on top of buildings four stories tall usat.ly/UPpvFp

Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient

usatoday.com — ATLANTA - Emory University Hospital has been informed of plans to transfer a patient with the Ebola virus to its special facility containment unit within the next several days. It is not known when the patient will arrive.

Eric Cantor says goodbye as House majority leader

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave his farewell address Thursday as the No. 2 most-powerful Republican on the House side of Capitol Hill. In remarks filled with gratitude and touches of humility, the Republican who was shockingly turned out of office by Virginia voters in a June 10 primary thanked his colleagues and staff.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @lauramandaro: Doing a bit on late shift so I updated: Eric Cantor says he’ll quit Congress altogether Aug. 18 @ccamia @mschmidtrtd usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

Aug 01, 2014

Doing a bit on late shift so I updated: Eric Cantor says he’ll quit Congress altogether Aug. 18 @ccamia @mschmidtrtd usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

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Voices: Top tech execs need to speak up on diversity

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- The sound of silence. That's what we're hearing from tech's biggest names about their industry's woeful record on diversity in the workforce and the urgent need to improve it. So far, not a peep from Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo or Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
Jul 31, 2014

Voices: Top tech execs need to speak up on diversity usat.ly/1rTpUp5 via @usatoday

Jul 31, 2014

RT @annebot: Voices: Top tech execs need to speak up on diversity usat.ly/1rTpUp5 via @usatoday @jswartz

Jul 31, 2014

RT @annebot: Voices: Top tech execs need to speak up on diversity usat.ly/1rTpUp5 via @usatoday @jswartz

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