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Katie Couric says she has ‘no relationship’ with Matt Lauer, calls scandal ‘devastating and disgusting’

Speaking to Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday, Couric said she and Lauer are no longer in contact following the 2017 sexual abuse scandal that led to his firing. “There was a side of Matt I never really knew.” Katie Couric and Matt Lauer spent nine years together as co-anchors on TODAY, but Lauer’s firing in 2017 […]

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Gary Paulsen, author of ‘Hatchet,’ more coming-of-age wilderness stories, dies ‘suddenly’ at 82

Gary Paulsen, the children’s author best known for “Hatchet” and other coming-of-age stories set in the wilderness, has died at age 82. Paulsen died “suddenly” Wednesday, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group representative Molly B. Ellis confirmed to USA TODAY. “It was Paulsen’s overwhelming belief in young people that drove him to write,” read a remembrance provided […]