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No Movement on Energy Policy Overhaul as Senate Adjourns

No Movement on Energy Policy Overhaul as Senate Adjourns

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking up a major overhaul of energy policy aimed at making Illinois a renewable-energy state by 2050. Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week amid negotiations on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan that would offer a bailout to nuclear power plants and close coal-fired plants by 2035. However…

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New Missouri law limits length of public health restrictions

New Missouri law limits length of public health restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a new law that will limit public health restrictions imposed by local governments. The law takes effect immediately, but most Missouri cities and counties already ended their coronavirus restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. Parson says the law signed Tuesday will primarily affect future…

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SPORTS


Goldy’s Bat Comes Alive, Delivers Walk-Off Homer in 2-1 Win

Goldy’s Bat Comes Alive, Delivers Walk-Off Homer in 2-1 Win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning and drove in both St. Louis runs as the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday night. St. Louis has won two in a row against the Marlins after dropping nine of 10 overall. Miami lost its third straight. Goldschmidt,…

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Davies Outduels Martinez 2-0, Cards Swept Out of Chicago

Davies Outduels Martinez 2-0, Cards Swept Out of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Davies tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning to outduel Carlos Martinez, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Cubs have won five straight and 15 of 20 to remain in a tie with the Milwaukee Brewers atop the…

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NATIONAL


Face to Face: Biden, Putin Ready for long-anticipated Summit

Face to Face: Biden, Putin Ready for long-anticipated Summit

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are set to meet for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss city of Geneva. It’s a moment of high-stakes diplomacy that comes as both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relations are at an all-time low. For four months, the two leaders have traded sharp…

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US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has slashed daily cases and deaths and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom. That’s according to the toll recorded by Johns Hopkins University. The number of lives lost is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is…

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