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For the Record: The endorsement issue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:02

Endorsements are flying fast and furious leading up to Iowa. But do they matter?

       

Iowa countdown: Huckabee covers Adele while Trump trumps debate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:38

It’s five days until the Iowa caucuses. Here's what happened today in Iowa.

       

How to watch the Iowa Republican debate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:27

It's a debate that's become known more for who won't be there.

       

Facebook chat: Behind the scenes of USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:10

Chat with some of the experts who helped create our GOP Power Rankings.

       

Driver of bus that killed principal a 'model employee'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:57

The driver showed no outward signs of impairment at the scene of the crash, police said.

       

Kerry, Wang discuss N. Korea, South China Sea

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:51

The two met for four hours in Beijing and described their discussions as 'constructive' and 'candid.'

       

Duke student hospitalized, 10 sororities suspended

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:46

The unnamed student is in critical condition but expected to make a full recovery.

       

'There doesn't have to be bloodshed' but the clock ticks on Oregon standoff

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:37

Out of the loop today? We've got what you missed.

       

Zika virus confirmed in Minnesota resident who traveled to Central America

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:34

Zika virus confirmed in Minnesota resident who traveled to Central America

       

Georgia state trooper shot after interstate chase

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:21

The Georgia State Patrol confirms a trooper has been involved in a police chase and a shooting on I-75.

       

The verdict is in: Sen. McCaskill judges jury duty a success

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:07

Sen. Claire McCaskill went to court in Missouri on Monday — as a prospective juror.

       

Forget all you know from Jurassic Park: For speed, T.rex beats velociraptors

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:04

Armed with powerful jaws and sharp teeth, tyrannosaurs were built to kill.

       

Misclassified: Iowa won’t refund veteran's $5K payment

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:02

The state of Iowa is refusing to refund a $5,000 settlement paid by an 83-year-old Navy veteran who the federal government says was misclass...

       

Make your bed in seconds with smart bedding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:00

These sheets eliminate the need to tuck them in.

       

Homemade 'dewshine' is dangerous, deadly

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:58

Teens mixed Mountain Dew, methanol-based racing fuel to create deadly cocktail.

       

Ferguson, Justice reach deal to revamp police operation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:52

The tentative deal will be presented to public Feb. 9

       

This man follows Ted Cruz in Iowa just to accuse him of liking Nickelback

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:41

"These five words in my head scream 'Are we having fun yet?'"

       

Wife of Illinois cop who spurred manhunt indicted for stealing from charity

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:26

Police say wife of Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz stole from youth charity her husband oversaw.

       

5 things you need to know Wednesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:08

The biggest news to start your morning.

       

Hedgie icon Ackman explains his very bad year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:06

Bill Ackman pointed to copycat investors and drug company Valeant Pharmaceutical for 20% drop