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Title IX was intended to close the gender gap in college athletics. But schools are rigging the numbers.
Universities across the U.S. collectively conjured the illusion of thousands more female athletic opportunities by abusing federal reporting rules.      
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Teachers across US question profession, gun laws after Texas school shooting
After a school shooting in Texas left at least 19 children and two adults dead, some teachers say they're second-guessing the profession.     
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Uvalde shooting victims, Southern Baptists' list, final 'Ellen' episode: 5 things to know Thursday
The Texas victims' families to start planning funerals, Southern Baptist leaders will reveal accused ministers and more news to start your Thursday.      
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'It shouldn't have happened here.' Before Texas shooting, Uvalde was a place for families, friendship
In small-town Uvalde, Texas, family, friends, football, soccer games and tacos were the norm before school shooting.      
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I saved more than 6 hours using Disney Genie+ at Disney World. Here's why it's worth it.
Whether you buy Disney Genie+ or wait in standby lines for rides, you're going to pay either way – in time or money.      
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Something old! Jesse Spencer's Matthew Casey attends Severide-Kidd wedding on 'Chicago Fire'
Jesse Spencer reprised his "Chicago Fire" role of Matthew Casey on Wednesday's season finale for the first time since exiting in October.      
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'A bad day for ... hope': Another school shooting. More dead kids. Why gun control advocates see no end in sight
Past mass shootings at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Parkland High School all sparked hopes gun control laws would be coming, but bills got blocked.      
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'What are we going to do about it?' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts calls out lawmakers after Texas school shooting
The World Series-winning manager called on lawmakers to pass common-sense gun laws after Tuesday's school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.      
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They thought Sandy Hook would 'wake up' the US. Uvalde school shooting proves it didn't.
Survivors and families of those killed in the Sandy Hook massacre say they're retraumatized by the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.      
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Baby formula shortage: FDA chief admits federal regulators were 'too slow' to act
The baby formula shortage will drag on at least another month, according to testimony Wednesday.      
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People treated with Paxlovid who get rebound COVID should isolate again for 5 days, CDC advises
People treated with Paxlovid who test positive for COVID after testing negative might be contagious and should isolate for 5 days, CDC warns      
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'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott, Cruz at Texas school shooting press conference
Beto O'Rourke approached the stage where Gov. Abbott spoke from at a press conference addressing Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary.      
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We conducted a sports announcer fantasy draft. Which booth is the best?
From Vin Scully to Gus Johnson to Malika Andrews, USA TODAY Sports staffers drafted their favorite announcers to build the best broadcast booth.      
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Stranded dolphins 'doing great' after rescue on Cape Cod
The International Fund for Animal Welfare said satellite tracking shows 7 dolphins rescued May 18 in the Cape Cod community of Wellfleet are thriving.     
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Austin suspect accused in love triangle killing is on the move: What we know
Police say Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, wanted in connection with the May 11 killing of pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in Austin, fled to New York City.     
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Who is Camille Vasquez? Johnny Depp's internet-famous lawyer is inspiring Latina admirers
Camille Vasquez, 37, is internet famous as Johnny Depp's attorney in his libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, inspiring other Latina lawyers.      
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Helio Castroneves' drive for fifth Indy 500: 'Indianapolis, it brings out the best in me'
Throughout his entire career, Helio Castroneves has been searching for his own place in history. A fifth Indy 500 win would end the journey.      
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'There are no words': Families mourn as names of Texas school shooting victims begin to emerge
The names of victims in Texas' deadliest school shooting in modern history began to emerge Wednesday. These are their names.      
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Amanda Gorman's poem on Texas shooting has captivated the Internet. Here's why.
Amanda Gorman is helping people cope in wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas by capturing emotions into a powerful poem.      
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Brittney Griner's wife pleads to President Joe Biden to help bring WNBA star home
Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle said in an interview aired Wednesday that she wants President Biden to 'do something' to bring the WNBA star home.      
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Texas school shooter lived in Uvalde: What we know about gunman, motive and how weapons were obtained
At least 18 children and as many as 3 adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, officials say. Here's what we know about gunman.      
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What caused the baby formula shortage – and how to find safe alternatives
The closure of a single formula-making plant sent parents, the government and a multibillion-dollar industry into panic.      
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19 children, 2 teachers dead after school shooting in Texas; gunman killed by law enforcement: Live updates
Authorities said a gunman killed 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Latest updates.      
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How to talk to your kids about the Uvalde school shooting: 'You don't want to overshare'
Be honest, but don't share too much information, to manage kids' fears and worries after the Uvalde school shooting.      
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Will Americans love darts? Prominent sports promoter says 'timing is ideal.'
The script for how to grow darts into a mainstream sport has already been written in the United Kingdom. Now it reaches American soil.      
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First dates can be awkward. Avoid making these mistakes.
Dating can be fun, but it can also be stressful. You want to avoid these common mistakes on the first date.     
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'Courting death': Chilling words from the Chinese official behind Uyghur internment camps
Chen Quanguo, a Communist party leader, has been a leader in campaign against the minority ethnic group. Hacked files reveal details of his approach.      
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'Pain is still there:' How James Madson is coping with Lauren Bernett's death one month later
One month has passed since Lauren Bernett, a sophomore on the JMU softball team, died by suicide and reignited conversations about mental health.      
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Texas school shooting, anniversary of George Floyd's death, baby formula testimony: 5 things to know Wednesday
A Texas city mourns after a gunman killed 19 children, it's the second anniversary of George Floyd's death and more news to start your Wednesday.      
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Is 'Stranger Things' a rip-off? Aspiring screenwriter sues Netflix, Duffer brothers for script similarities
Jeff Kennedy says the Duffer brothers copied from his script about growing up in Indiana and his best friend's epilepsy. Odds are stacked against him.      
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