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Residents of Peoria with ties to Mexico lined up outside First United Methodist Church Wed. to meet with the Mexican Consulate.
A group of retired military generals is the latest to come out against an element of the Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" legislation. Their focus is a measure that would cut the state’s mandate of daily physical education to just three times a week. The generals said the proposal would be a threat to national security, as many young Americans are too overweight to enter basic training. Retired Brigadier General Mark Rabin of the Air National Guard said nearly a quarter of Americans...
This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations , a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. Keitra Bates is standing in front of an empty storefront on Atlanta's Westside. The walls are yellow-painted stucco over cinder blocks, with iron bars on the windows and doors, and a small side yard littered with abandoned tires. A corner store, the Fair Street Superette, is next door. "Here's my dream come...
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