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Jun 6, 2012

USA TODAY News, Jun 06, 2012

Sandusky jury may be seated later today
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By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY BELLEFONTE, Pa. – A jury could be seated as early as today in the child sex-abuse trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as lawyers continued their questioning of prospective panel ...
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Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' keeps fans guessing
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By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY Ridley Scott would like to get something off his chest, something he hopes quells the furor surrounding his new film, Prometheus. By Kerry Brown, 20th Century Fox Ridley Scott with Charlize Theron on the set of 'Prometheus.
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'Avengers vs. X-Men' shocker: Meet the Phoenix Five
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By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY At movie theaters, the Avengers are ruling the cinema. In the comics, well, Captain America and friends aren't exactly passing around the celebratory shawarma. Five mutants gain control of the all-powerful Phoenix Force in ...
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Kevin Garnett is still a monster leading the Celtics
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY MIAMI – It's not a resurrection because Kevin Garnett's career wasn't over, left for retirement on some brutal eight-game road trip in 13 days. By Steve Mitchell, US Presswire Boston forward Kevin Garnett, right, ...
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Bosh provides emotional and physical lift in loss
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY MIAMI – Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra maintained for weeks that forward Chris Bosh was out indefinitely with a lower abdominal strain. By Steve Mitchell, US Presswire Chris Bosh returned to action in Game 5 for the Miami ...
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Boston Celtics take third in row to put Miami Heat on brink
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY MIAMI – Kevin Garnett came to play. Paul Pierce disregarded his bad shooting game and made timely baskets. Rajon Rondo focused on passing. By Steve Mitchell, US Presswire Celtics forward Paul Pierce drives past Heat forward ...
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Everything comes together for Stacy Lewis
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By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY PITTSFORD, NY – Yani Tseng isn't the hottest LPGA tour player on the planet these days. No, that distinction would presently describe Stacy Lewis. By Hunter Martin, Getty Images Stacy Lewis enters the Wegmans LPGA ...
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Heat's Chris Bosh returns, scores in first quarter Tuesday
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY MIAMI – Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was activated, did not start but did play Tuesday in making his return from injury in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics with the series tied at 2-2.
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Doc Rivers built these Celtics to last, old age and all
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY By David Butler II, US Presswire By David Butler II, US Presswire Since they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2008 NBA title, the Celtics have been too old, too injured, too far past their prime.
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Stanley Cup Final Game 4 preview
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By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY The Kings hold a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NHL championship series going into Wednesday's Game 4 at Los Angeles' Staples Center (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network). A preview: By Kirby Lee, US Presswire Los Angeles Kings ...
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Wisconsin recall vote is telling, but of what?
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By Susan Page, USA TODAY Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's decisive victory in Tuesday's recall election is a blow to the state's Democratic Party and its union allies and a spur to officials in other states who want to challenge the pension benefits of ...
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Kings blank Devils to close in on Cup
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By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES – This is probably what the late Jack Kent Cooke had in mind 45 years ago when he located an NHL expansion team in Southern California. By Kirby Lee, US Presswire Anze Kopitar, center, and the Kings celebrate his ...
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Manu Ginobili starts and sparks Spurs but sputters at end
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY SAN ANTONIO – Danny Green learned Monday morning of a decision his opponents had suspected and his coach had mulled in these playoffs. By Soobum Im, US Presswire Spurs guard Manu Ginobili started for the first time in the ...
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Source: NFL season likely to start with 'scab' referees
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By Jim Corbett, USA TODAY By John David Mercer, US Presswire Will Giants QB Eli Manning and Co. be overseen by referees like Ed Hochuli, center, in 2012 or replacement crews? By John David Mercer, US Presswire Will Giants QB Eli Manning and Co. be ...
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Thunder-Spurs role reversal has Popovich's attention
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY Coach Gregg Popovich recognizes how talented the Oklahoma City Thunder are, how three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant can go on a run at any time, as he has in leading his team to the brink of winning the Western ...
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Thunder hold on to topple Spurs and take 3-2 series lead
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY SAN ANTONIO – With a pivotal road win, the Oklahoma City Thunder closed the chapter on a painful bit of history and took one big step toward the city's first NBA Finals berth. By Brendan Maloney, US Presswire Thunder forward ...
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration ends in royal style
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By Maria Puente, USA TODAY LONDON – Happy and glorious and soaked, Britain today concluded its four-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with the roar of cannons, the roar of jets and the jubilant roars of a crowd of more than a ...
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Gay Green Lantern may be seen in a different light
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By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is being reintroduced into DC Comics in a big way: as the main superhero of the parallel-world Earth 2, and as a gay man. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern of the parallel-world Earth 2, ...
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Transit of Venus: 5 must-know things
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By Charlie Szold, USA TODAY By Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images A man prepares to press the shutter on his camera as he takes a picture of the sunset from The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Calif. By Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images A man prepares to ...
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The facts behind benign brain tumors
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By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Singer Sheryl Crow's news that she has been diagnosed with a meningioma, the most common kind of benign brain tumor, has raised a lot of questions for readers. USA TODAY asked Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine ...
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'Wreck-It Ralph' powers up with John C. Reilly
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By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY He's bad, and that's not good. At least that's what the Hulk-size video-game villain believes as he suffers an identity crisis in Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's 52nd animated feature powering up in theaters Nov. 2.
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Devils try to solve stingy Kings defense
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By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES – The New Jersey Devils' objective in Game 3 is to re-ignite their offense against a team that has been playing some of the stingiest defensive hockey in NHL playoff history. By Ed Mulholland, US Presswire Willie...
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Ceremonies hail grads heading into military
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By Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY Not that long ago, Joshua Stinson's decision to join the Marines wouldn't have gotten big fanfare in his community. By Jay Paul, for USA TODAY Sgt. Estil Marte gives instructions to those taking part in a ceremony at The ...
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Are Thunder on verge of Lakers-like breakthrough?
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY SAN ANTONIO – Derek Fisher is often asked to compare the Los Angeles Lakers from the early part of his career to today's Oklahoma City Thunder, for whom the veteran is a reserve guard and one of three players on the roster ...
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Boston Celtics squeak past Miami Heat in Game 4 OT thriller
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By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY BOSTON – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade's final shot of the game, a three-point attempt, hit the front of the rim, hit the backboard and did not fall in. By Greg M. Cooper, US Presswire Celtics center Kevin Garnett shoots ...
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Nintendo's Wii U a 'Swiss Army knife' for games
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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES – Nintendo on Tuesday revealed more about its upcoming Wii U video game console, including more than 20 games in development and new uses for its GamePad screen. Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo holds up a stuffed ...
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College Board pulls plug on summer SAT for gifted students
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By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY The College Board, citing concerns about access and equity in education, has pulled the plug on a plan to administer a specially arranged SAT college entrance exam this summer to a group of gifted students.
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Foyt: Detroit return a hit despite some bumps in the road
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By AJ Foyt, Special for USA TODAY Bumps in the road. At the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix this weekend, there were a few of those, but, as racers everywhere understand, you don't give up and you don't give in. By AJ Foyt By Bill Ray With ...
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Tiger Woods rallies to win the Memorial
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By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY DUBLIN, Ohio – The roundhouse uppercut returned, a seismic roar shook the ground as the enormous gallery went berserk and Tiger Woods was once again at the center of golf's universe. By Eric P. Mull, US Presswire Tiger ...
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Pop royalty reigns at Jubilee concert
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By Maria Puente, USA TODAY LONDON – A slew of Sirs and a bevy of boldfaced pop royals serenaded Queen Elizabeth II at her Diamond Jubilee concert Monday evening in an entertainment extravaganza that delighted a roaring crowd and seemed to please the...
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Oregon, ND able to spread their wealth across USA
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By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY Oregon is an economic powerhouse in the national economy, a place where computer chip makers and other high-tech companies generate large amounts of wealth. By Rick Bowmer, AP While Oregon's unemployment rate may be above ...
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Stanley Cup Final Game 3 preview
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By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY The Los Angeles Kings hold a 2-0 lead on the New Jersey Devils in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final going into Monday's Game 3 (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network). A preview: By Jim O'Connor, US Presswire New Jersey Devils goalie ...
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Durant's explosion sets stage for return to San Antonio
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY SAN ANTONIO – Kevin Durant's Game 4 scoring tear got the Oklahoma City Thunder even with the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals and gave the Thunder as many wins in the series as they had against the Spurs ...
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Serge Ibaka early, Kevin Durant late power Thunder by Spurs
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY OKLAHOMA CITY – Leave it to Kevin Durant to top a performance in which a teammate scored a career-high 26 points and didn't miss a shot. By Matthew Emmons,, US Presswire Thunder forward Serge Ibaka dunks for two of his 26 ...
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Gonzalez, Braun top list of fantasy stars going forward
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By Steve Gardner, USA TODAY Most fantasy owners are aware of the dangers of placing too much stock in small sample sizes. There also is a concept even more familiar: You snooze, you lose. By Gary A. Vasquez,, US Presswire Rockies outfielder Carlos ...
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Use of public transit is soaring in 2012
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By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY Use of public transit is soaring. Transit agencies had record or near-record ridership in the first three months of the year, thanks to high gas prices, a mild winter and, in one city, the Super Bowl.
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Donald Trump is done with USA Today | Poynter.
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Donald Trump is done with USA Today. This afternoon, Trump tweeted: "Just cancelled my subscription to @USATODAY. Boring newspaper with no mojo–must be losing a fortune. Founder @AlNeuharth has always been a lightweight—just ...
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Donald Trump Throws Hissy Twit-Fit Over USA Today Comment
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... Throws Hissy Twit-Fit Over USA Today Comment. Posted: June 6, 2012. The ever entertaining Donald Trump is at it again after he sent out a tweet to his followers proclaiming that he was canceling his USA Today subscription citing reasons that it was a “boring newspaper with no mojo.” ... sorry to hear that” tweeted USA Today. Continuing, “Regarding @realDonaldTrump's tweet about @USATODAY, here's some background:usat.ly/L6NXJy”. Readers that followed the link found ...
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Trump Dumps USA Today — Instantly Elevating Newspaper's ...
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As a columnist for USA Today, there are times when I simply burst with pride over the association. That feeling occurred today when I heard that Donald Trump had publicly canceled his USA Todaysubscription. Trump dumped the newspaper ...
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How Will the New Social Psychology Affect Military Action?
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USA Today. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-06/unmanned-drones-share-faa-airspace/52994752/1. 46Hylton, W. (2011, October 26). How ready are we for bioterrorism?. The New York Times. Retrieved ...
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Donald Trump cancels USA Today subscription | JIMROMENESKO ...
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USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 5, 2012. The Donald is upset with USA Today founder Al Neuharth, who wrote a column headlined “Trump is a clown who hurts Romney.” (At the end ...CONTACT. Send news tips and memos to Romenesko ...
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States explore new ways to tax motorists for road repair - USA Today
States are looking for new ways of taxing motorists as they seek to pay for highway and bridge repair and improvements without relying on the per-gallon ...
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Target sells T-shirts to help pro-gay marriage group ... - USA Today
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Two years after Target Corp. angered gay marriage supporters with a political donation that benefited a fiery gay marriage opponent ...
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Wisconsin voters keep Gov. Walker after recall election - USA Today
In heavy voting, Gov. Scott Walker turned back the challenge from Democrat Tom Barrett.
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Across the USA, people remember veterans on ... - USA Today
Tears were shed and lost heroes remembered Monday as the nation marked Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies.
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