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Nation & World Briefs: April 23, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: April 23, 2018

Associated Press

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USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse. A former gymnast filed the lawsuit against USA Gymnastics in 2013, alleging that the organization th...

Nation and World Briefs: April 16, 2018

Nation and World Briefs: April 16, 2018

Associated Press

April 16, 2018


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Trump pardons former Cheney aide President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said he does not know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help r...

Nation and World Briefs: April 2, 2018

Nation and World Briefs: April 2, 2018

Associated Press

April 2, 2018


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Pulse nightclub gunman's widow acquitted of all charges The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday of helping her husband plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward, ending the government's nearly two-year effort to hold someone accountabl...

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 12, 2018

Associated Press

February 12, 2018


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U.S. government's second shutdown solved overnight President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices ...

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 5, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: Feb. 5, 2018

Associated Press

February 5, 2018


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Five killed after two French military helicopters crashed mid-air Two French military helicopters on a training flight crashed Friday in the woods of Provence from an apparent mid-air collision, killing the five people aboard, officials said. The crash occurred between the small towns of Cabasse and Carces in the...

DePaul women’s basketball ranked No. 18 in preseason AP poll

DePaul women’s basketball ranked No. 18 in preseason AP poll

Matthew Paras

October 31, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following a successful 2013-14 campaign where they made the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, DePaul women’s basketball continued to get recognized as one of the best teams in the country Thursday. Read More »...

AP: Illinois among highest campaign spending

The Associated Press and Sarah Burnett

September 28, 2014


Filed under Election 2014, News

CHICAGO (AP) — If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there’s concrete proof. Fueled by a neck-and-neck contest for governor including a wealthy Republican candidate with money to burn, Illinois has seen a roughly 30 percent incre...

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

The Associated Press

September 23, 2014


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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for small...

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