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Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

Officials say a radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries. Naperville city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche says at least five people, including a woman listed in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left “uninhabitable” after the late Sunday storm. Heavy damage was reported in nearby Woodridge, where at least 75 […]

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Bidens’ older dog, Champ, has died; German shepherd was 13

President Joe Biden says that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, has died “peacefully at home.” The German shepherd was 13. The president and first lady Jill Biden got Champ from a breeder after Biden was elected vice president in 2008. Since then Champ has been a fixture at both the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory and now the White House. The Bidens say in a […]

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Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating a serious accident that left a bicyclist in critical condition.

Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating a serious accident that left a bicyclist in critical condition On June 17, 2021, at approximately 5:38 p.m., a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck towing a dual axle dump trailer, operated by a Georgetown, DE man, was traveling westbound on Shady Road approaching the intersection of Plantations Road with a green light. A 19-year-old female of Douglasville, PA, was riding a bicycle […]

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R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

A judge has signaled that jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep his new defense team for a sex-trafficking trial. At a hearing on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly questioned one of the new lawyers about her communications with one of Kelly’s ex-girlfriends that could raise a potential conflict of interest. The lawyer insisted she never gave legal advice to the woman. The judge still must […]

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Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

The Washington Wizards have decided to move on from coach Scott Brooks after five seasons. General manager Tommy Sheppard said it was his decision not to sign Brooks to another contract after another early playoff exit. Sheppard said the Wizards will begin their coaching search immediately. Washington made the playoffs in three of Brooks' five season but hasn't won a playoff round since his first season in 2016-17. The Wizards […]

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A season removed from MVP, Ravens’ Jackson has room to grow

Lamar Jackson was the NFL MVP in 2019, exceeding expectations in his second season after he was the fifth quarterback taken in the 2018 draft. Last year, however, his passing numbers slipped a bit, and it’s clear that at age 24, he still has room to grow. That’s what this offseason is about. The Ravens have taken steps to improve their passing game, and Jackson has strides he needs to […]

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Waddling into view are the stars of Netflix’s ‘Penguin Town’

They arrive every year in their snazzy black and white tuxedos, causing traffic jams and clamoring for quality real estate. Endangered African penguins have long been a source of delight to visitors of the South African community of Simon’s Town, mixing with humans as they go about their penguin tasks, which includes the important one of breeding. Now these critters are the stars of a new eight-part series on Netflix […]

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‘Gone Girl’ actor Lisa Banes dies 10 days after hit-and-run

“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes has died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City. A police spokesperson says the 65-year-old Banes died Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4. Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise […]

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Maryland governor ending COVID-19 state of emergency July 1

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced he is ending a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1. Hogan's announcement Tuesday came more than a year and three months since Maryland confirmed its first cases of the coronavirus. On July 1, Hogan says all emergency restrictions and mandates will end. He says face coverings will not be required in any settings, including schools, camps and child care facilities. He says […]

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