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Shots Up, Virus Cases Down: Illinois Easing Rules Friday

Shots Up, Virus Cases Down: Illinois Easing Rules Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will hit a milestone Friday. That’s when the state lifts all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues. It comes nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. The Illinois health department says more than 68% of Illinois residents who are 18 or older have…

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Woman: Missouri lawmaker told her to deny allegations

Woman: Missouri lawmaker told her to deny allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman says a former Missouri police officer campaigning for a state House seat last year repeatedly told her to deny that they had sex years ago while she was drunk and he was on duty. Emily Orf spoke to The Associated Press about her interactions with now-Rep. Chad Perkins.…

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SPORTS


Wainwright Helps Cards Snap Losing Streak at Six

Wainwright Helps Cards Snap Losing Streak at Six

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright allowed two runs in seven innings, Tyler O’Neill homered twice and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 8-2 Wednesday night to stop a six-game losing streak. “I like stepping into that role,” Wainwright said about being a stopper. “I like a little extra incentive for whatever situation.…

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Cards Drop Sixth Straight in 10-1 Loss to Cleveland

Cards Drop Sixth Straight in 10-1 Loss to Cleveland

ST. LOUIS (AP) — José Ramírez homered and drove in four runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians over St. Louis 10-1 Tuesday night and sending the Cardinals to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis’ skid is its longest since a seven-game slide in June 2017. Cleveland has won four of six. Bieber (7-3)…

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NATIONAL


Summer camps return but with fewer campers and counselors

Summer camps return but with fewer campers and counselors

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Overnight summer camps will be allowed in all 50 states this season, but COVID-19 rules and a pandemic labor crunch mean that many fewer young campers will attend. Those who do go will have to observe coronavirus precautions for the second consecutive year. The Southeast is the first region to…

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Prison Break: 29 Inmates Escape Federal Lockups in 18 Months

Prison Break: 29 Inmates Escape Federal Lockups in 18 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S., and nearly half still have not been caught. At some institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don’t notice an inmate is missing for hours. At one Texas lockup, security is so…

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