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NFL commercial wins USA TODAY's Ad Meter with tackle-filled celebration in 'The 100-Year Game'

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII. But the NFL won also, claiming the top spot in USA TODAY's Ad Meter with its tackle-filled celebration.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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‘Be a man’: What does that mean in modern America?

Almost a decade ago, when Timothy Malefyt was doing research on the nitty-gritties of masculinity for his client Gillette, he and his small team of corporate anthropologists observed what they considered to be a “paradoxical” set of masculine values among NASCAR fans. On the one hand, there was a lot of drinking, bawdy jokes, and loud behavior among the men ...

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Opinion: Patriots' sixth Super Bowl win as ugly as they come

Super Bowl LIII was one of the least-entertaining games in history, but the Patriots scored when needed against the Rams.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Super Bowl LIII live: Score updates, analysis, play-by-play on Patriots vs. Rams

Follow all the live action from Atlanta as we break down the biggest plays between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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El Chapo allegedly had sex with underage girls, called them his 'vitamins,' records show

Accused drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán allegedly had sex with girls as young as 13, called them 'vitamins,' newly disclosed court records show           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Can Canada lead on Latin America? Venezuela poses a test.

As Canada hosts an international meeting Monday aimed at ending the presidency of Venezuela’s embattled Nicolás Maduro, it faces charges in both Venezuela and at home that it’s acting as a lackey of the United States. When opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the interim president of Venezuela last week, with the country mired in humanitarian crisis, the US immediately recognized him ...

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Sex trafficking at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta: Advocates, players fight against exploitation

Victim advocates, law enforcement, former NFL players and others are working to break up the sex trafficking they say the Super Bowl event attracts.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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'You cannot get shoe polish off': Virginia governor darkened his face in Michael Jackson costume

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he was not one of the two individuals in a yearbook photograph showing one person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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