More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

CHICAGO (AP) — Almost a month after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who run the Illinois Legislature entered a new fiscal year without a...
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Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia’s leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he...
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Bulger case, minus the gangster, returning briefly to court

AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins BOSTON (AP) — James “Whitey” Bulger’s case is returning to court Monday – minus the notorious...

Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading...
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Cancelled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert...
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Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation

AP Photo/Don Ryan PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and...
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