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  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    NEW YORK – Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. Bu ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Huckabee: ‘Stop the fight’ over Common Core

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in st ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    NEW YORK – The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico – Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and fo ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in wh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming

    CRANSTON, R.I. – Farming is hip in New England.Across the region, young people are choosing crops ov ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort isl ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    LAS VEGAS – The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting black women while he should have been patrolling the city — sometime ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Resurfacing work on Peace Road begins Monday

    SYCAMORE – Drivers might want to avoid a stretch along Peace Road on Monday as construction crews begin work on a resurfacing project.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Illlinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner suffered a double blow Friday with the approval of a Nov. 4 ballot that does n ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Firefighters collect funds for MDA

    SYCAMORE – Few people stopped at the intersection of Somonauk and Elm streets in Sycamore on Friday without donating at least some spare change to Syc ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
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