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USA Today

USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation[?]. The paper has the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States (over 2,000,000 copies daily), and is distrubuted to all 50 states.

Colorful and bold, with many large diagrams, charts, and photographs, USA Today was founded in the 1980s to provide an alternative to colorless, wordy papers like the The Wall Street Journal.

Though the paper was a consumer success, some critics accused it of having an overly patronizing tone, and a tendency to turn stories into triviliazed "News McNuggets". It has a distinct prose style, which tends strongly to suppress subordinate clauses in sentences, and to allow no more than three brief sentences per paragraph. Widely reviled, this style[?] has nevertheless been also widely imitated.

USA Today is also well-known for its national polls[?] on public sentiment.

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