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Billionaire's accountant: Hey, Mega Millions winner — life's not all Ferraris and mansions

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It's a good idea to spread out that $1.6 billion jackpot over a number of years.

Social media slams Megyn Kelly for defending blackface on 'Today' show

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Megyn Kelly is catching heat on social media over comments she made on "Megyn Kelly Today" Tuesday about dressing up in blackface for Halloween.

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announces dementia diagnosis

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“As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” O’Connor wrote in a public letter released Tuesday.

Dow suffers steep drop after Caterpillar, 3M offer tepid 2018 profit forecasts

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Stock market jitters intensified after Caterpillar and 3M cut their 2018 profit forecasts, prompting fresh worries about the health of the economy.

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Does eating organic food prevent cancer? Yes, a new study suggests

Study participants who reported eating the most organic food were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer.


Bowl projections: Ohio State retains spot in College Football Playoff field after loss

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A loss by Ohio State didn't change the outlook for the Buckeyes. They're still set for the College Football Playoff in the latest bowl projections.


Exclusive: Donald Trump, buoyed by the campaign, looks ahead to a post-midterm presidency

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While he expressed confidence of the GOP's chances in the midterm election, Trump is also looking forward to the possibility of a divided Washington.


Man accused of groping woman on flight: Trump 'says it's OK to grab' women's private parts

Bruce Alexander, 49, cited President Trump as he was being arrested after Southwest Flight 5421 landed in Albuquerque, according to an affadavit.


Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot, World Series Game 1, Hurricane Willa: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

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Record Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs, World Series Game 1 between the Red Sox and Dodgers at Fenway Park, plus more things to start your day.


Turkey says Jamal Khashoggi 'ferociously murdered' by Saudi Arabian hit squad

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After initially denying any knowledge of The Washington Post columnist's fate, Saudi Arabia said journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fistfight.


New York Giants produce another offensive debacle vs. Atlanta Falcons

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In a league in which seemingly no one can stop the opposition from reaching the end zone, the New York Giants are on the opposite end of the spectrum.


Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots: Everything you need to know

Here's what you need to know about the upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots.


Exclusive: President Trump vows to send as many troops to the border ‘as necessary’ to stop caravan

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President Trump vowed Monday to send as many troops as necessary to the U.S.-Mexican border to block a growing caravan of Central American migrants.


Exclusive: President Trump calls Jamal Khashoggi's death 'a plot gone awry'

In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, President Trump indicated he would oppose efforts to cease arms sales to the kingdom in response.

Trump keeps talking. Migrants keep walking.

The stories making the most noise today. #TheShortList. President Trump calls the migrant caravan a 'national emergency.' Plus: Jared Kushner on Jamal Khashoggi and the midterm elections.


Hurricane Willa now an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm as it nears Mexico

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Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into a extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific on a path toward Mexico’s western coast


President Trump's approval rating hits new high as Democratic lead shrinks in tight races, poll says

The poll found that 47 percent of respondents approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing. That is the best he's done in the NBC/WSJ poll since taking office.

President Trump says he's 'not satisfied' with Saudi response on journalist's death

President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "not satisfied" with the response from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

International outrage mounts over Khashoggi killing; report of body-double emerges

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Saudi King Salman and Prince Mohammed have called the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi to express condolences for the death of his father, the Saudi Press Agency said Monday.

Recall hits millions of pounds of food from Harris Teeter, 7-Eleven, Kroger and more

Ready-to-eat foods at retailers such as Harris Teeter, Kroger and Walmart have been recalled over risk of listeria and salmonella contamination.

Monday, Oct 22

United pilot to passengers: We're turning around because our plane's too big

A United Express flight from Chicago to Chattanooga returned to Chicago mid-flight because the ground crew in Tennessee couldn't service the plane.

As tariffs continue, panic beginning to sink in among Wisconsin manufacturers

Small and midsize companies feeling the pain of Trump's trade wars.

Nuclear talks with Russia, migrant caravan, Cher: 5 things you need to know Monday

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From nuclear talks with Russia to Cher and a migrant caravan, here are five storylines unfolding on Monday.

Turkey will 'go into detail' over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will use a speech to parliament to reveal details about the killing of Saudi Jamal Khashoggi.

Sunday, Oct 21

Khashoggi killed in 'rogue operation' and attempted cover-up, Saudi foreign minister says

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"There obviously was a tremendous mistake made and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up," Adel al-Jubeir said.

'You can’t even walk, there’s just so many people': Migrant caravan bound for US swells despite Trump threats

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A caravan of Central American migrants marching into Mexico bound for the United States grew to more than 5,000 people Sunday despite threats from President Donald Trump to use the military to seal the border.

Trump cites 'deception ... and lies' but still defends Saudi prince over Jamal Khashoggi's death

President Donald Trump accused the Saudis of lying about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but defended Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The numbers behind Mega Millions: Why lottery jackpots are getting bigger

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In 2015, lottery officials began making changes to help lottery jackpots skyrocket. The odds of winning big have decreased, but the number of people entering is on the rise.

Saturday, Oct 20

The explanation in Jamal Khashoggi's death raised questions. Here's what we don't know

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The admission Friday by Saudi Arabia that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate seemed to leave more questions.

'There's no turning back': Migrant caravan stuck on Mexico border vows not to be deterred

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Central American migrants on a desperate trek to reach the U.S. remained stuck on Mexico's southern border, but many remained undaunted.

Thousands of caravan migrants stopped at Mexico border with Guatemala clash with police

The migrants near Mexico’s southern border are on a 1,500-trek to the U.S. despite the face of a heavy police presence in Mexico and Guatemala.

Saudi Arabia claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after ‘brawl’ inside consulate

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Dissident Jamal Khashoggi was last seen entering Saudi Arabia's diplomatic compound in Istanbul 17 days ago.

Friday, Oct 19

Mega Millions hits $1 billion jackpot — the largest Mega Millions prize ever — for Friday night's drawing

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The jackpot in the Mega Millions continues to climb, to a record-setting $1 billion for the drawing Friday night at 11 p.m. EDT.

Mega Millions $900M jackpot, Manafort's hearing, MLB playoffs: 5 things you need to know Friday

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Mega Millions historic jackpot drawing, Paul Manafort's upcoming hearing, the National League Championship Series and more things to start your day.

Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of migrants

The large group of migrants are part of a controversial “caravan” en route to the U.S. that has angered President Donald Trump.

Florida house stands like a fortress amid Hurricane Michael's destruction

A Tennessee attorney's home stands on Mexico Beach surrounded by other homes in ruins, destroyed by Hurricane Michael.

Thursday, Oct 18

Lottery fever grips the nation as a whopping $1.4 billion is at stake

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Your cheat sheet to today's news. #TheShortList. The latest on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a seasonal weather forecast and, of course, the growing lottery prizes.

Just won the $900 million Mega Millions jackpot? Shut your mouth and call a lawyer

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Don't call Mom, Dad or friends if you win the jackpot. Shut your mouth and call a lottery lawyer, advises one attorney, to protect yourself.

The last column Jamal Khashoggi wrote before disappearing focuses on need for free press

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The Washington Post has published the last column by Jamal Khashoggi, written by the journalist shortly before he went missing.

Canada goes to pot. We take you into the weed(s)

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The news everyone's talking about today. That's all. Canada has begun legal marijuana sales and the world is watching closely. Plus: The teaching crisis in the U.S. and lottery mania.