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3.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Dallas-Fort Worth

usatoday.com — The epicenter of the quake, which was felt at about 9:15 p.m., was about 3.1 miles east-northeast of the Dallas suburb of Irving, according to the United States Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1zNOlF0

U.Va. suspends fraternities amid rape investigation

usatoday.com — The University of Virginia has suspended all fraternities and their social activities until Jan. 9 while the school reviews its policies regarding sexual assault, the university's president announced Saturday. "Beginning immediately, I am suspending all fraternal organizations and associated social activities until January 9 th , ahead of the beginning of our spring semester," University of Virginia President Teresa A.
Nov 22, 2014

Read. Share. Via @NicoleKMayo: U.Va. suspends fraternities amid rape investigation: usat.ly/1FebxPR #ucItsOnUs folks, all of us

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Timing of grand jury verdict still unclear

usatoday.com — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says police officers in the region are prepared to handle protestors but that excessive force by police will not be tolerated.
Nov 22, 2014

Ferguson grand jury won't reconvene until Monday usat.ly/1zLLfS9

Nov 22, 2014

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Grand jury to reconvene Monday on #Ferguson case, law enforcement tells USA TODAY usat.ly/1zLLfS9

Nov 22, 2014

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Grand jury to reconvene Monday on #Ferguson case, law enforcement tells USA TODAY usat.ly/1zLLfS9

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Marshall wins on the field and wonders off it

usatoday.com — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Every Tuesday night in the middle of an otherwise perfect football season, Marshall's players, coaches and administrators brace themselves for the letdown. Still, whether they watch the College Football Playoff selection committee's contrived weekly ranking show or merely hear about it through Twitter, it doesn't make it any easier to see what they've done this season ignored by the only people who really matter.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @DanWolken: Marshall keeps winning, wondering if it will ever catch selection committee's eye usat.ly/1zNjMzf via @USATODAYsports

Nov 22, 2014

Marshall keeps winning and wondering if it will ever catch selection committee's eye usat.ly/1zNjMzf via @USATODAYsports

Nov 22, 2014

RT @DanWolken: Marshall keeps winning on the field and keeps wondering off it usat.ly/1zNjMzf via @USATODAYsports

Holiday scams: 6 more to avoid

usatoday.com — Last week, I wrote about six holiday scams and identity theft schemes for which you should watch out. Here are the rest of the 12 scams of the season. GIFT CARD SCAMS Gift cards are a good way to make sure your gift is something the person receiving it will actually use.

Black Seadevil caught on camera at depths of 1,900 feet

usatoday.com — SAN MATEO, Calif. - Black Seadevil sounds fierce and it looks that way, with spiking teeth on the outside of its oversized, angular jaw - until you realize it's only 9 centimeters long.

Four words that could deep-six Obamacare

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The most serious challenge to President Obama's health care law since it survived the Supreme Court by a single vote in 2012 isn't a balky website, public opinion or the Republican takeover of Congress. It's the Supreme Court - again.

Pacquiao, Roach already preparing for Floyd Mayweather

usatoday.com — MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach revealed they are already preparing for the fight boxing craves more than any other - a mouthwatering showdown against pound-for-pound No.1 Floyd Mayweather.
Nov 23, 2014

Mayweather-Pacman closer than ever,says Pac camp.Freddie Roach already watching tape of Mayw.My story @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/b…

John Calipari wished his daughter happy birthday on the wrong day

ftw.usatoday.com — John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats beat Boston Friday to improve to 4-0 on the season, their fourth win in seven days. No. 1 Kentucky plays three more games before the end of November (all at home). The Wildcats' schedule is so hectic, apparently, that it's impairing Calipari's ability to do basic dad things.
Nov 22, 2014

My mom wished me happy birthday on Facebook. John Calipari took it to the next level: Twitter ... on the wrong day: usat.ly/1xZGJyZ

Nov 22, 2014

John Calipari wished his daughter happy birthday on the wrong day usat.ly/1xZGJyZ via @forthewin

Teens tweet gross lunches, say #thanksmichelleobama

usatoday.com — Mystery mush entrees, mystery mush desserts, and a solitary roll next to a mound of canned corn - teens are tweeting photos of these unappetizing school lunches under the hashtag #thanksmichelleobama.

What we know today about Ferguson

usatoday.com — There's still no word on whether a grand jury will indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. As of early Saturday, officials have declined to say where the jury is in its process. Ahead of that announcement, here's what we do know: * Police and protesters are planning ahead.

Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again'

usatoday.com — It had been five months since Adrian Peterson spoke to his 4-year-old son. Somewhere deep inside, Peterson believes he knew what awaited him on the other end of the line. But he couldn't be sure until he placed the call last week.
Nov 21, 2014

Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again' usat.ly/1vupoje via @usatoday

Nov 21, 2014

RT @PGPackersNews: RT @PeteDougherty: PG alum @TomPelissero had 90-minute interview with Adrian Peterson, here's his story for USA Today usat.ly/1vupoje

Nov 21, 2014

PG alum @TomPelissero had 90-minute interview with Adrian Peterson, here's his story for USA Today usat.ly/1vupoje via @PGpackersnews

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Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in unanimous decision

usatoday.com — MACAU - Manny Pacquiao produced a destructive and explosive performance in the early hours of Sunday morning, knocking down Chris Algieri six times on the way to an overwhelming points victory at the Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena.
Nov 23, 2014

Manny Pacquiao knocks down Algieri six times+says "fans deserve" to see him v Mayweather - my story @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/b…

Records shatter and FSU seems unbreakable - Just another week in college football

ftw.usatoday.com — Yes, most of Week 13′s matchups were underwhelming and there weren't any crazy upsets that shook up the landscape of the College Football Playoff picture. Although Boston College gave Florida State a scare. Here are five things we learned this Saturday and what we'll be talking about into next week.
Nov 23, 2014

Records shatter and FSU seems unbreakable -- Just another week in college football: usat.ly/1xFj4oF pic.twitter.com/auiSmekVJe

Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

usatoday.com — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Suzy Whaley has been elected the first female officer in PGA of America history Saturday, a move that virtually assures her of becoming the association's first female president in 2018. The milestone moment came at the end of the PGA's annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine sets new single-game rushing record

ftw.usatoday.com — Melvin Gordon breaking the single-game rushing record last week was sweet while it lasted. Saturday, Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine set a new record when he took off for a 42-yard run on his 34th carry of the day to rack up 427 yards with 12:16 still left in the game.

4-point play: Instant analysis on Duke's win vs. Stanford

usatoday.com — BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Breaking down No. 3 Duke's 70-59 victory against Stanford. HOW THE BLUE DEVILS WON: Duke jumped out to an early lead and held it fairly comfortably throughout Saturday night's game. Stanford's veteran group, led by Chasson Randle, made sure the Cardinal was never truly out of this, even down as many as 15 early in the second half.
Nov 22, 2014

4-point play: Instant analysis on Duke's win vs. Stanford usat.ly/1zNQWyI via @USATODAYSports @NicoleAuerbach

Reports: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said.
Nov 22, 2014

The authority allows airstrikes to aid U.S., allied and Afghan troops -- Obama broadens mission in #Afghanistan usat.ly/1qLHuMw

Switzerland on brink of first Davis Cup title

usatoday.com — LILLE, France -- Not a boisterous home crowd, not rested players, not even the front-row presence of President François Hollande could deliver what France needed Saturday at Stade Pierre Mauroy: A critical doubles point in the Davis Cup final against Switzerland.