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President Trump pardons ex-natl security adviser Michael Flynn; ends three-year legal odyssey

,   | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionFlynn: Trump gives ‘full pardon’ to ex-national security advisorMichael Flynn pleaded guilty three years ago to lying about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.President Donald Trump said he issued a pardon Wednesday to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ending a three-year legal odyssey for the retired Army general who…

Biden shows how to pick the best people for key posts

The Editorial Board  |  USA TODAYYou’re currently reading “Biden shows how to pick the best people for key posts,” which is one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For a counterpoint, read “Biden’s key picks signal return to failed status quo.” President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for Treasury, the State Department and other key security posts…

A two-mile line Arizona. A four-hour wait in Ohio. Millions of Americans are seeking help to avoid going hungry this Thanksgiving.

,   | USA TODAY NETWORKShow CaptionHide CaptionThanksgiving: Caring people around the country help those in needCharities, governors, police and caring people around the country are helping those in need for Thanksgiving.CINCINNATI, Ohio — A little more than a week before Thanksgiving, a line formed outside the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. The pantry hadn’t opened, yet the temperature was 42 degrees.”Are you here…

Fact check: False claim that electronic voting software companies Dominion and Smartmatic have closed

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionBiden: Trump is the ‘most irresponsible president’President-elect Joe Biden is denouncing President Donald Trump as the “most irresponsible president in American history.” Biden warned that “incredibly damaging messages are being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions.” (Nov. 19)The claim: Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic have closed…

One of ‘the rarest’ whales in the world found dead off the coast of North Carolina

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionEndangered blue whales return from brink of extinctionIncreased sightings of critically endangered blue whales in the South Atlantic may be cause for hope about the species.The National Park Service has reported that a member of “one of the rarest marine mammals” in the world was found dead Friday on a North Carolina beach.Scientists…

Dave Chappelle calls for ‘Chappelle’s Show’ boycott; Netflix removes sketch series

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionDave Chappelle: ‘8:46’ special talks George Floyd, police brutalityComedian Dave Chappelle took a serious tone in his special “8:46” about George Floyd, which aired on Netflix’s YouTube comedy hub “Netflix Is A Joke.”Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” is no longer on Netflix.Chappelle revealed in a lengthy Instagram video Tuesday…