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Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM CDT

House Session Canceled as Talks Continue on School Funding

House Session Canceled as Talks Continue on School Funding

House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled an Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:09 AM CDT

Compassionate Rhode Island Judge Becomes Viral Sensation

Compassionate Rhode Island Judge Becomes Viral Sensation

You wouldn't think an 80-year-old judge would make for a viral video, but somehow Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio has been winning hearts and clicks on Facebook with a mix of compassion, humor and a rotating...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 09:06 AM CDT

Trump Revisits Charlottesville Remarks in Angry Ariz. Speech

Trump Revisits Charlottesville Remarks in Angry Ariz. Speech

President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnati...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 05:45 PM CDT

10 Dead, Dozens Missing After Boat Sinks on Brazil River

10 Dead, Dozens Missing After Boat Sinks on Brazil River

A boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil leaving at least 10 dead and dozens missing, authorities said Wednesday. The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 09:13 AM CDT

Secret Hearings Held in Ex-Oklahoma City Cop's Rape Case

Secret Hearings Held in Ex-Oklahoma City Cop's Rape Case

The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 06:16 PM CDT

Johnson Talks Upcoming Kidney Transplant in New Interview

Johnson Talks Upcoming Kidney Transplant in New Interview

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is about to face one of the biggest personal challenges in his life – and he’s not afraid to talk about it.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 08:27 AM CDT

Drawing Nears for Powerball Jackpot That's Climbed to $700M

Drawing Nears for Powerball Jackpot That's Climbed to $700M

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. The drawing will be Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time in...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 07:25 AM CDT

Uncounted Kansas Ballots Fuel Fears About Kobach's Proposals

Uncounted Kansas Ballots Fuel Fears About Kobach's Proposals

A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 07:09 AM CDT

Warming Arctic Spurs Battles for Riches, Shipping Routes

Warming Arctic Spurs Battles for Riches, Shipping Routes

As climate change pushes the ice a little farther north each year, it is spurring talk of a gold rush in the remote Arctic for abundant natural resources, prized shipping routes and business opportunities in...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 07:03 AM CDT

More US Troops in Afghanistan Than Pentagon Admits: Officals

More US Troops in Afghanistan Than Pentagon Admits: Officals

There are several thousand more American troops serving in Afghanistan, on average, than the Pentagon officially acknowledges, three U.S. defense officials told NBC News. The official Pentagon count puts 8,400...

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