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Hacked Illinois election system yielded information on 200,000 voters
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Hacked Illinois election system yielded information on 200,000 voters

Illinois State Board of Elections officials said Monday they believe personal information from fewer than 200,000 voters was hacked through a cyberattack of possible foreign origin that began in June and was halted a month later. Ken Menzel, general counsel...
Remember how Obamacare was supposed to reduce visits to the ER?
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Remember how Obamacare was supposed to reduce visits to the ER?

Hospital emergency department visits increased in Illinois after the Affordable Care Act took effect -- the opposite of what many hoped would happen under the landmark health care law, according to a new study. "Emergency departments are already overcrowded...
Politicians horrified when Gov. LePage names blacks and hispanics as drug traffickers
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Politicians horrified when Gov. LePage names blacks and hispanics as drug traffickers

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said yesterday that black and Hispanic people "from Lowell and Lawrence" are partly responsible for trafficking highly addictive heroin and fentanyl into his state, prompting one Lawrence official to call for a Pine Tree State boycott un...
August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years
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August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years

In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest. The fifth-grader is still in t...
Sexts by Huma Abedin's hubby give Donald Trump more ammo
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Sexts by Huma Abedin's hubby give Donald Trump more ammo

Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin -- a linchpin in the Democratic nominee's email and Clinton Foundation scandals -- is in the spotlight again after separating from her husband over a new embarrassing sexting flap that's giving Donald Trump more ammo in t...
FEMA response in Louisiana blasted as pitiful
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FEMA response in Louisiana blasted as pitiful

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding Monday blasted the Federal Emergency Management Agency response as "pitiful." U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican who chairs a subcommit...
High school that banned U.S. flag at football game reverses decision
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High school that banned U.S. flag at football game reverses decision

A South Carolina high school principal who refused to allow students to bring U.S. flags into a football game on Friday night changed his mind on Monday. The principal of Travelers Rest High School told Greenville Online that the American flag had been used...
Obama meets goal of bringing 10K Syrians to US
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Obama meets goal of bringing 10K Syrians to US

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's goal of the United States taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year was reached on Monday, the White House said. The Obama administration's objective was to reach the refugee goal by the beginning of the ...
Homeless take over NYC's free web kiosks
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Homeless take over NYC's free web kiosks

NEW YORK (AP) -- An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. The city doesn't track who's using the new LinkNYC ...
New sexting scandal leads Clinton campaign news as Abedin says she's leaving her husband
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New sexting scandal leads Clinton campaign news as Abedin says she's leaving her husband

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I ...