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  • Mourners recall S.C. shooting victim at funeral

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The day she was killed along with eight others during Bible study at a South Carolina church, Myra Thompson achieved her goal of be ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings

    ATHENS, Greece – Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Puerto Rico to seek debt freeze from bondholders

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s governor said he will create a financial team that will meet with bondholders and seek a moratorium on debt paym ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • For world powers, limited options if Iran nuclear talks fall apart

    CAIRO – The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended because of stubborn disput ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Recent spike in shark attacks reported off coast

    Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It’s mainly because so many peop ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Political opposition groups gain funds for 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Brale ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • GOP candidate Bush recalls removing Confederate flag from Florida Capitol

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Campaigning in South Carolina, where residents still are reeling from a white gunman’s massacre of nine black churchgoers, Repub ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner moves to avoid state government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor and the state’s largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Chicago’s archbishop calls for compassion

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago's Union Station

    CHICAGO – The public hasn't seen them for decades, but Chicago's Union Station has large rooms with 33-foot-high ceilings that were once filled with r ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won’t go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Waterman man charged with street racing, DUI

    SYCAMORE – Two men were taken to the hospital Sunday after a crash in which police say at least one driver was street racing while intoxicated.
    June 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Inflatable 5K heads to NIU in September

    DeKALB – A new kind of 5K run is bouncing its way into DeKalb this fall.The Insane Inflatable 5K wil ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
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    Was re-establishing relations with Cuba the right decision for the U.S.?
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