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Why have faith now? 'Nothing man-made can ever approach what God can do for His children.'

It once seemed impossible not to believe in God. Now, faith is simply an option.            [Author: The Arizona Republic Opinion]
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Emergency declaration is clearest sign Donald Trump and Republicans are divided going into 2020 campaign

Trump's decision to declare a "national emergency" to help build his border wall comes over the objections of many congressional Republicans.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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NBA All-Star Game, Daytona 500, McCabe talks to '60 Minutes': 5 things to know this weekend

Andrew McCabe talks Trump controversies on "60 Minutes," the NBA All-Star Game, the Aurora, Illinois, shooting and more things to start your weekend.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Usa Today, Trump, Aurora Illinois, Andrew McCabe, NBA All Star Game Daytona

Sweden's Langfors leads by 1 after 3 rounds of World Super 6

Sweden's Per Langfors was at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the World Super 6            [Author: AP]
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Pope Francis defrocks ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex abuse allegations

The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Even after Trump's border-wall emergency declaration, there is time to compromise

If what both sides of this debate want most is to destroy one another at the expense of the public good, then there really is no way out.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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First lawsuits filed against President Donald Trump's national emergency order

The liberal watchdog group Public Citizen filed a federal lawsuit Friday in the District of Columbia on behalf of three Texas landowners            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Angels add another two-way player for spring training

The Los Angeles Angels seem intent on cornering the market on two-way players            [Author: AP]
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Cubs looking to newcomer Descalso for veteran leadership

After the Cubs lost two straight games at Wrigley Field to give up the NL Central Division title and fall in the wild card game to end the 2018 season, reasons as to why a 95-win season finished short of equaling expectations began to surface            [Author: AP]
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Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR's southern roots            [Author: AP]
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Halak helps Bruins blank Ducks 3-0

NHL Capsules            [Author: AP]
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At least 5 people killed in Aurora, Illinois, shooting

The shooting happened at Henry Pratt Company, which makes valves among other industrial equipment, about 40 miles outside of Chicago.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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USC women use game-ending run to beat Cal 86-76

Aliyah Mazyck scored 28 points, Minyon Moore added 27 _ both season highs _ and USC used a big game-ending run to beat California 86-76            [Author: AP]
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Who was Gary Martin? Alleged Illinois gunman seemed fine hours before killing co-workers

Gary Martin began a gun battle with police officers who arrived within minutes after frantic calls came from where he worked, according to authorities.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nelly Korda has 3-shot lead into Australian Open's 4th round

Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine Saturday with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 and take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's Australian Open            [Author: AP]
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Amazon's Smart Home products, from Ring to Eero

Amazon's Smart Home products, from Ring to Eero            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Georgiev stops 31 in Rangers' 6-2 win over Sabres

Rookie Alexandar Georgiev stops 31 shots as New York Rangers beat Buffalo Sabres 6-2            [Author: AP]
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Niederreiter scores twice as Hurricanes beat Oilers 3-1

NHL Capsules            [Author: AP]
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Fact check: President Donald Trump's national emergency remarks

President Trump strung together a long list of false and misleading claims on illegal immigration, drug smuggling, human trafficking and other issues.            [Author:]
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Bruins beat Ducks 3-0 for 4th straight win

Halak makes 30 saves as Boston Bruins blank Anaheim Ducks 3-0 for 4th straight win            [Author: AP]
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After Hollywood outcry, Academy reverses Oscars plans: All awards will air live, after all

After an outcry from major stars, the motion picture academy reversed its plan to present four Oscars during commercial breaks to shorten the show.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Attorney: A second woman says she was assaulted at Florida group care home

Meanwhile, Bridges announced Friday the suspension of CEO David Cooke, citing "grave concerns about lapses in leadership."            [Author: Florida Today]
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Ionescu scores 29, No. 3 Oregon beats No. 9 Oregon St 77-68

Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists and No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon State 77-68 to extend its winning streak to 17 straight games            [Author: AP]
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Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

All-Stars in training: Kuzma scores 35 to win MVP, and U.S. tops the World 161-144 in Rising Stars game            [Author: AP]
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Austin Hill earns first career Truck Series victory in wild Daytona opener

Austin Hill blocked his way to his first career Truck Series victory in a crash-marred season-opener Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.           
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Fired factory worker goes on shooting rampage at Aurora, Illinois, plant, killing five

Heavily armed police swarm to industrial valve company in southwest Chicago suburb of Aurora.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nico Hischier scores in OT as Devils rally to beat Wild 5-4

Nico Hischier scores in overtime as New Jersey Devils rally past Minnesota Wild 5-4            [Author: AP]
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Jussie Smollett case: Two men released after police interrogation reveals 'new evidence'

Chicago police arrested two men they previously identified as "potential suspects" for the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The men were released Friday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Molina, Hristova lead Washington State over Washington 94-61

Chanelle Molina had 18 points and 10 assists, Borislava Hristova added 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Washington State beat Washington 94-61            [Author: AP]
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Williams scores 14 to lift Marist over Quinnipiac 63-61

Austin Williams had 14 points off the bench to lead Marist to a 63-61 win over Quinnipiac            [Author: AP]
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