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Why you should know who Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadar is

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:24

Born into a political dynasty, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr acts anew to shape Iraq's future.

       

Gay couple crowned prom queen, king wants to raise awareness to LGBTQ issues

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:13

“I needed someone in my life to show me that it would work out — when I was first going through this years ago. But I didn’t have that.”

       

Judge blocks removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:07

One man argued removing the momument was the "equivalent of a book burning."

       

Not Mars, and no Matt Damon, but we could maybe live there

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:04

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

       

Social service shortfalls hinder health, boost medical spending

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:00

Some surprising states lag when it comes to spending on social services, public health

       

Researchers look to repurpose approved drugs to treat Zika virus

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:57

Doctors hope that drugs approved for other diseases might also work against the Zika virus

       

In Ohio, 6 caskets, 36 pallbearers and a funeral director's tears

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:50

Eight people were killed in a mass shooting in Pike County, Ohio.

       

Molotov cocktail hurled, 5 officers injured at Seattle May Day march

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:30

At least nine people were arrested and five officers injured, police said.

       

Report: Toddlers have shot 23 people so far this year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:29

In most cases, the children shot themselves.

       

'Force Awakens' gets an emoji makeover

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:09

Can't get enough of Star Wars? You're in luck.

       

Target-blasting pastor channels old anger in new way

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:05

As a boy, a rage-filled Greg Locke hated his stepdad and resented his dad before a revival turned him toward God.

       

Pure happiness on faces of kids on their adoption day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:02

Foster kids display pure happiness on their adoption day.

       

Why Detroit teachers called out sick

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:47

The latest sick-out closed nearly all the schools in Michigan's largest school district.

       

Cruz tells protester: 'Trump is taking advantage of you'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:42

Sen. Ted Cruz took a detour from a campaign stop in Marion, Ind., to debate a group of Donald Trump supporters.

       

Obama has no problem with Larry Wilmore's use of racial slur, aide says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:33

The president says he "appreciates the spirit" of the comedian's use of the slur.

       

Whoops! Carly Fiorina falls off stage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:53

She lost her footing after introducing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at an event in Indiana.

       

3 MTSU students shot at party over weekend

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:52

Their conditions were not known Monday morning.

       

Colo. Supreme Court rules against cities' fracking bans

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:35

Both Fort Collins and Longmont voters had approved moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing to mine natural gas.

       

LA County Sheriff's top official resigns over racist, sexist emails

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:29

The emails focused on Muslims, but also mocked overweight people, Latinos and blacks.

       

Former Shkreli firm responsible for 5,000% drug hike sued

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:05

Lawsuit focuses on data for drug on which Turing Pharmaceuticals imposed 5,000% price hike