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Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 06:16 PM CDT

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Election Laws

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Election Laws

A federal judge threw out multiple aspects of Wisconsin's voter ID law on Friday, leaving the law itself intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions on voting passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 06:31 PM CDT

Pence: 'Name Calling' Has No Place in Politics

Pence: 'Name Calling' Has No Place in Politics

Mike Pence called out President Barack Obama on Friday for indirectly referring to Donald Trump as a demagogue, saying “name calling” has “no place in public life,” NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 06:37 PM CDT

Fla. Woman Gets 40 Years for Killing Boyfriend, Living With Body

Fla. Woman Gets 40 Years for Killing Boyfriend, Living With Body

A Florida Panhandle woman has pleaded no-contest and accepted a 40-year prison sentence for killing her boyfriend and living in a house with his body for several days. Authorities say 42-year-old Melissa...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:08 PM CDT

Chelsea Manning Faces Charges After Suicide Attempt

Chelsea Manning Faces Charges After Suicide Attempt

Jailed transgender soldier Chelsea Manning is facing "administrative offenses" related to her July 5 suicide attempt that could result in indefinite solitary confinement, her attorneys have said. Manning,...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:57 PM CDT

Flooding Reported Across Chicago Area After Heavy Rain

Flooding Reported Across Chicago Area After Heavy Rain

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the Chicago area with a marginal risk of severe weather Friday.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 03:33 PM CDT

Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:16 PM CDT

Appeals Court Rejects Strict NC Voting Law

Appeals Court Rejects Strict NC Voting Law

A North Carolina voting law was struck down Friday by a federal appeals court, finding that Republican lawmakers intentionally discriminated against African-Americans, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 03:03 PM CDT

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With Chicago-Area Deals

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With Chicago-Area Deals

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day — the perfect excuse to treat yourself to everything from barbecue to boneless.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 02:21 PM CDT

Obamas Hope Chicago Library Will 'Give Back to the People'

Obamas Hope Chicago Library Will 'Give Back to the People'

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have chosen Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, a source familiar with the process confirmed to NBC News.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT

Calif. Resort Uses Falcons As 'Bouncers' to Combat Seagull Population

 Calif. Resort Uses Falcons As 'Bouncers' to Combat Seagull Population

The Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula had a seagull problem that was solved by turning to some of nature's most intimidating "bouncers." Joe Roy III and his birds of prey specialize in getting...

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