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  • U.S., allies agree to intensify fight against Islamic State

    PARIS – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter won agreement Wednesday from defense ministers from France and five other nations to intensify the campaign ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Flint water: 'I let you down'

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed Flint residents but pledged to take new steps to fix the city's drinking water crisis, s ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Obama to take in Detroit auto show as industry flourishes

    DETROIT – President Barack Obama will take a victory lap Wednesday in Detroit with a tour of the North American International Auto Show.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier

    WASHINGTON – School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch defends Obama's executive actions on guns as legal

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the pre ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Senate Democrats want vote on religious test for immigrants

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats maneuvered Wednesday to put Republicans on the spot with an election-year vote on legislation barring a religious test f ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans plan to call for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • For Bernie Sanders, Iowa is chance to turn revolution into reality

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of po ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Almost half of DeKalb County employees working without contract

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County employees represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union are working without a contract ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Sycamore City Council reviews architects' plan for jail expansion project

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members reviewed a tentative but detailed timeline for DeKalb County’s $35 million jail expansion project, which is e ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Donald Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Here's how the Iowa presidential caucuses work

    DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 40 years ago, a scheduling quirk vaulted Iowa to the front of the presidential nominating process, and ever since most Wh ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Ted Cruz backers: Should he temper conservatism with moderation?

    WHITEFIELD, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz says he is the first true conservative running for president since Ronald Reagan — and that will carry him to the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Deficit and debt worsen as budget deficit to rise to $544 billion this year

    WASHINGTON – A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimate ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Government trying to make it easier to save for retirement

    WASHINGTON – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit ea ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:59 am
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