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DEVELOPING: Human Remains Found in Pekin

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's Office are working to identify skeletal remains found Monday afternoon in South Pekin.

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Rock Island County Declared Disaster Area As Rock River Rises

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has declared Rock Island County and seven others "disaster areas" as record flooding occurs along the Rock River.

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Jared Kushner's Statement To Congress About Russia, Annotated

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude ... with any foreign government." Kushner met behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and will talk with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Both panels are investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. NPR journalists have annotated...

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If an event is branded as annual but it only happens once, can it still be called annual? This is the case for Pyongyang's "annual" Taedonggang Beer Festival, the second of which was slated to take place during the month of August.

China-based tour company Koryo Tours, which is among the go-to tour groups organizing trips into North Korea, writes on its blog that it was "informed" North Korean organizers have canceled the event.

Ameren: Power Glitch was Vandalism

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A power outage in Peoria that was originally attributed to equipment malfunction is now believed to be a case of vandalism.

 

The outage affected 700 customers in parts of downtown Peoria for more than two hours the morning of Tuesday, July 18.

 

Ameren Illinois issued a news release indicating equipment at a substation was intentionally damaged, causing the outage.

 

DEVELOPING: Human Remains Found in Pekin

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The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's Office are working to identify skeletal remains found Monday afternoon in South Pekin. 


The highest court in Massachusetts ruled Monday that local law enforcement cannot keep people in custody solely at the request of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The practice, often known as an "ICE detainer," enabled federal authorities to take a longer look at the immigration status of people whom they suspect might be in the country illegally, even if they were otherwise free to leave.

A new Senate campaign ad for Rep. Mo Brooks uses audio from last month's shooting at a congressional baseball practice that left Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., gravely wounded.

Brooks was among the congressmen practicing at the Alexandria, Va., baseball diamond and highlights the experience as he competes in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama, a traditionally conservative state.

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Toko Telo is a group of three artists from the island of Madagascar. Each member has had a distinguished career of his or her own. Reviewer Banning Eyre says their debut album together, called "Toy Raha Toy" or "Here It Is," has a synergy all its own.

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Native Forest Birds In Kauai In Peril

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In Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, the native forest birds are in danger. The island has lost more than half of those native species, and it could be an early warning for the other Hawaiian Islands. Gloria Hillard reports.

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