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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps claps during the medal ceremony for the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. Phelps won the gold for the event.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

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FBI: Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illinois University campus he attended brought himself to authorities' attention.

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Colts give Mathis 1-year contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is keeping Robert Mathis around through 2016.

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1 student shot, another in custody at N.C. school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said.

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Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections.

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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

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President Obama headed home to Chicago this week

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is headed home to Chicago to speak at Northwestern University and stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt.

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Illinois-owned planes to be sold in online auction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Central Management Services plans to relist six state-owned airplanes for sale on an online auction site after a previous attempt to lure buyers brought bids for only two planes.

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Sculpture honors Indiana state song composer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A bronze sculpture honoring the composer of Indiana's state song is now in place at a park near his Terre Haute boyhood home.

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Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault.

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Steamship wreck from 1926 found in Lake Ontario

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) — The wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.

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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

A member of security with a weapon walks along the interior of the perimeter fence on White House North Lawn along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Indiana casinos want wagering, admission taxes cut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee is weighing requests from Indiana casino operators for cuts to the state's wagering and riverboat admission taxes as they try to stem the loss of gamblers to competitors in neighboring states.

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How ‘moos and oinks’ drive NWI’s economy

SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.

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Emanuel to city agencies: Up minimum wage to $13

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city's sister agencies to pay all contractor and subcontractor employees a minimum wage of $13 an hour.

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Text-to-911 now available on all Indiana campuses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Students, faculty and visitors to Indiana's college campuses can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers during emergencies if they're unable to speak to those dispatchers.

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O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt.

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country'…

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Chesterton store scammed out of $500

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton grocery store was scammed out of nearly $500 by a quick change artist on Saturday.

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Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or damaging eight buildings in the western Illinois city.

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