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Read the Mueller report

Click here to read the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Note: Due to the large file size, download times may vary.

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What happens now that the Mueller report has been released?

Weeks after special counsel Robert Mueller turned in his lengthy probe to Attorney General William Barr, the redacted report has been released to the public. Two years in the making, the scrubbed report’s release signifies the end of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016...

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Trump stirs alarm he may give China new trade weapon

WASHINGTON – High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces consequences if it doesn’t live up to its promises. Yet in pursuing that goal Trump may also be giving China a new cudgel to use on...

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Scientists discover Tatooine-like planet orbiting 2 suns far, far from Earth

Scientists had yet to discover proof that a single planet can orbit two stars when Luke Skywalker was shown watching a twin sunset from Tatooine in the 1977 sci-fi movie “Star Wars.” But they later nailed it. And San Diego State University astronomers have just revealed fresh evidence that...

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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Friday Good Friday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon. Appointments: 815-284-3371. Blood pressure screenings, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 W....

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Trauma for cops after shootings largely unstudied

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student’s plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn’t know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it,...

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Army Corps takes heat over floods on Missouri River

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding...

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Rescued puppy is actually a coyote

SAN DIEGO – Humane Society officers received a call the other day from a San Diego resident who found an abandoned puppy while walking his dog in a nearby canyon. He scooped it up, took it back to his house and summoned the San Diego Humane Society. Upon examination, the tiny critter was a far...

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Trump, Swift, Michelle Obama among most influential

Time magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 most influential people debuted Wednesday and was dominated by celebrities and celebrity tributes. The annual list – categorized by icons, pioneers, titans, artists and leaders – named entertainers such as pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, actors...

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US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set a record for women

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February – approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly’s 340-day U.S....

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North Korea tests tactical weapon with Kim on hand

WASHINGTON – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised and guided a test firing of a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” state media reported, in a move probably intended as a provocation after nuclear talks with U.S. President Donald Trump stalled. The Korean Central News Agency’s report...

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Bezos disputes Amazon’s market power, but his merchants feel the pinch

Fifteen years ago, Jason Boyce made a bet on Amazon that changed his life for the better. He started selling basketball hoops on the site – known mostly for books at the time – and his sales and profits took off. Today, Boyce worries his relationship with the world’s biggest online retailer is...

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Trump stirs alarm he may give China new trade weapon

WASHINGTON – High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces consequences if it doesn’t live up to its promises. Yet in pursuing that goal Trump may also be giving China a new cudgel to use on...

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Scientists discover Tatooine-like planet orbiting 2 suns far, far from Earth

Scientists had yet to discover proof that a single planet can orbit two stars when Luke Skywalker was shown watching a twin sunset from Tatooine in the 1977 sci-fi movie “Star Wars.” But they later nailed it. And San Diego State University astronomers have just revealed fresh evidence that...

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Trump, Swift, Michelle Obama among most influential

Time magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 most influential people debuted Wednesday and was dominated by celebrities and celebrity tributes. The annual list – categorized by icons, pioneers, titans, artists and leaders – named entertainers such as pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, actors...

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Report says Sprint, T-Mobile merger in trouble; execs deny

Sprint and T-Mobile have been told by Justice Department officials that their proposed $26 billion merger is unlikely to be approved, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. But Marcelo Claure, Sprint’s executive chairman, said the report was not accurate. “We...

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Artists take crack at Ukrainian egg dyeing

Northeast Baltimore resident Shanika Baylor was eager to spend a “crafty day” with her 11-year-old daughter, Kamyiah Gray. Baylor wanted to tap into the artistic predilection of Kamyiah while “spending mom and daughter time” together. “Good job,” Baylor said as she held up Kamyiah’s...

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US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set a record for women

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February – approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly’s 340-day U.S....

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Army Corps takes heat over floods on Missouri River

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding...

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Regulation of personal robots might be in Illinois’ future

SPRINGFIELD – Futuristic technology could give Illinoisans their own personal robots that follow wherever they go, and carry supplies like groceries.  In anticipation of a summer rollout of this technology, the Illinois Legislature is moving a bill to regulate it.  But many aspects remain...

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