Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Hundreds of protesters line the balconies of the Texas state Capitol rotunda in Austin on May 29, 2017, the last day of the legislative session.(Photo: Ricardo Brazziell, AP)AUSTIN — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-”sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration
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It’s been a year. Why hasn’t vets’ suicide hotline fixed its problems?

EmbedShare Internal emails obtained by USA TODAY in June 2016 show VA workers answer few calls and leave shifts early. USA TODAYAn unidentified staffer at the Veterans Crisis Line in Canandaigua, N.Y., reacts to a caller during the 2013 filming of the HBO documentary "Crisis Hotline: Veteran
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VR: Witness a sacred ritual and America’s highest honor at Arlington National Cemetery

Embed Elite Sentinels guard The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery 24/7, 365 days a year. Experience the iconic Changing of the Guard Ceremony in unprecedented fashion: via a powerful VR film. USA TODAY NETWORKArlington National Cemetery(Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK)Elite
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Republicans, on CBO estimates, be skeptical

Congressional Budget Office(Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo, epa)Obamacare is wrecking individual and small group markets. This year, premium cost increases in the individual markets are averaging 25%, and the thousands of dollars in deductibles are breathtaking. Many middle-class folks in these markets are st
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73% of Americans have financial regrets – don’t be one of them

EmbedShare Americans are making a series of easily fixable mistakes that are slamming their retirement savings. Newslook(Photo: Getty Images)Only one-fifth of American adults say they have no financial regrets whatsoever, and 73% say that they regret making one of six specific financial mist
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Longtime ‘Sports Illustrated’ writer Frank Deford dies at 78

In this 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)Longtime sportswriter Frank Deford, who spent decades at Sports Illustrated and NPR, died Sunday
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After Gianforte, Meyers thanks Fox News: Punchlines

EmbedShare Meyers, Kimmel and Colbert on what's going on with politicians and the folks who cover them. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at opinion.usatoday.com. USA TODAY Opinion_Eileen RiversSeth Meyers(Photo: Jerod Harris, Getty Images for Hulu)After President T
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‘The Bachelorette’ preview: Rachel Lindsay learns DeMario has a girlfriend

This season of "The Bachelorette" may very well prove to be, as host Chris Harrison would say, the most dramatic one yet. In a sneak peek of the second episode, Rachel Lindsay comes face to face with a woman who claims to be DeMario's girlfriend. In the preview, Lindsay, 32, is informed that DeMa
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Memorial Day: Don’t wait for someone else to serve

EmbedShare Memorial Day wasn't always a three-day weekend, and other things you probably don't know about the holiday. Scott Craven/The Republic USA TODAYArmy Capt. Marjorie K. Eastman at an orphanage in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan, in 2010.(Photo: Family photo)It was in May 2000
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‘He didn’t die alone’: Man who performed CPR on stabbing attack victim speaks

EmbedShare Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed and others involved when someone targeted young women with an anti-Muslim rant on a light-rail train. TimeWhen crowds started running awa
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