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And the 2019 winner is …

CLOSE The Iowa native has been a fan favorite with her folksy vocals and became this season’s winner of the reality singing competition revived by ABC in March. USA TODAYSensitive songwriter or country crooner? That’s the choice viewers had to make Sunday night during the season finale of “American Idol,” which came down to longtime favorites […]

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Barlow helps Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0

AP Published 11:13 p.m. ET May 19, 2019 HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Barlow scored his first MLS goal to help the short-handed New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 on Sunday night and snap Atlanta’s MLS-record streak of five consecutive shutouts.Atlanta United (6-4-2), which had 66.9% possession and outshot the Red Bulls 12-6, […]

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Season 8, Episode 6, ‘The Iron Throne’

CLOSE “Game of Thrones” fans have endured jaw-dropping twists and turns season after season. Apparently, so have the show’s stars. USA TODAYSpoiler alert! The following contains details from the “Game of Thrones” series finale, Season 8 Episode 6, “The Iron Throne.” Read our recap of Season 8, Episode 5 here. This isn’t what we signed up for. When […]

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Most popular girl baby names in 2018 in your state

What’s the most popular name in your state? Every year the Social Security Administration figures the most popular name for the entire nation and each individual state. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Emma was the most popular name in the U.S. among parents again in 2018. The name also remained the most popular name for quite a few states. But […]

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Most popular boy baby names in 2018 in your state

Liam is the most popular boys name in the U.S. for 2018, according to the Social Security Administration. (Photo: Getty Images)Liam rose to the top as the most popular baby boy name of 2018. The annual list released released last week by the Social Security Administration also looked at the most popular boy names by state. William edged out […]

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Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

AP Published 10:22 p.m. ET May 19, 2019 | Updated 10:29 p.m. ET May 19, 2019TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals.Pascal Siakam had 25 points […]

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Callaway future, Guerrero surge, Springer out

AP Published 10:29 p.m. ET May 19, 2019 A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday:MANAGING EXPECTATIONSMets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over […]