• IL misses school payment amid funding dispute
IL misses school payment amid funding dispute

Categorical payments cover transportation, special education and other costs. State aid payments can't be sent to schools until a new evidence-based funding formula becomes law. Rauner acted quickly to ensure the school funding formula is fair and equitable to every child in IL", said Laurel Patrick, a representative with the governor's office.

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  • Panicked commuters sprint from Oxford Circus station when smoke engulfs Tube
Panicked commuters sprint from Oxford Circus station when smoke engulfs Tube

The official Bakerloo Line feed tweeted: "Smoke on a train has been reported, its being investigated". There were reports of panic on London Underground this morning after a series of carriages on the Bakerloo Line filled with smoke. Oxford Circus Tube station in central London has been evacuated due to reports of a fire. "One small van at first ...

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  • Confusion reigns in chaotic Carabao Cup second round draw
Confusion reigns in chaotic Carabao Cup second round draw

The draw will be made live on Sky Sports News immediately following the conclusion of the first round tie between Bury and Sunderland . The actual draw itself turned into a farce when Charlton Athletic were drawn to play themselves and of course, social media showed no mercy! Seeded teams were picked out, followed by whether they would be at h...

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  • Man Gets Maximum 35-Year Sentence for Shooting SC Police Officer
Man Gets Maximum 35-Year Sentence for Shooting SC Police Officer

Smith threatened Orr with a taser gun if he refused to remove his hands from his pockets. Orr was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime, reported the Charlotte Observer . Smith then threatened to use his stun gun on Orr if he did not comply with his order to stop. Smith shouted at Orr. "S...

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  • Devos: I Should Have Decried 'Ravages Of Racism' Much More Forcefully
Devos: I Should Have Decried 'Ravages Of Racism' Much More Forcefully

On Wednesday, DeVos acknowledged that in the past "racism was rampant and there were no choices" for African-Americans to pursue higher education. "Throughout this approval process, it has been exciting to see how each state has chosen to serve its students through the flexibility afforded to them under ESSA", said Secretary DeVos.

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  • ECP issues contempt of court notice to Imran
ECP issues contempt of court notice to Imran

A five-member apex bench in the Panama Papers case verdict had found Sharif "unfit to hold office" on July 28. In a series of messages on Twitter, the PTI chief had hit out at the former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief.

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  • No more vehicle insurance without pollution certificate
No more vehicle insurance without pollution certificate

A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta took note of the fact that some fuel refilling outlets in the National Capital Region (NCR) did not have the PUC centres. The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Government to make a database of vehicles across India and to file a reply within four weeks in connection with the ...

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  • 33-year-old man fatally shot by police
33-year-old man fatally shot by police

Back would not immediately confirm whether a person was shot by the officers. "But next thing I know, they were shooting and I wanted to get out of the way", said Ben Dykstra, whose white sports auto was side-swiped by the suspect in Dyer. A police spokesman says one suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in northwestern Indiana. A he...

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  • EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, told the crowd that "the USA and its allies have fabricated a sanctions resolution again, taking over the United Nations while picking on our ICBM test launch".

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  • Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack
Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack

Guam is being used as a pawn in the confrontation between North Korea and the United States, an academic says. US President Donald Trump said he would respond to any threat from North Korea with "fire and fury" . "There is no really good and effective independent unilateral option that the South Korean government can take", said Bong Youn...

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  • A few scattered storms tonight and this weekend
A few scattered storms tonight and this weekend

For now, the highest storm chances seem to be late Friday . Highs will get into the 80s statewide, with some southern communities climbing into the upper 80s. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind around 5 miles per hour. Rain chances linger for early next week, with widely scattered rain showers possible for Monday and ...

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  • McCain Asks Trump To Tone Down Rhetoric On North Korea
McCain Asks Trump To Tone Down Rhetoric On North Korea

North Korea has artillery pieces embedded in caves near the border with South Korea that are capable of reaching Seoul before USA forces are able to take them out, according to the senator. Tillerson says he believes that's why North Korea's rhetoric is becoming louder and more threatening. The German government has expressed concern over what...

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  • Paula Creamer 'so confident' as she replaces Korda
Paula Creamer 'so confident' as she replaces Korda

Korda qualified automatically for the biennial event and was hoping to make her second appearance, having previously featured in 2013. She reminds me a lot of myself as far as heart and grit, and I know she never gives up. In action during the 2015 Solheim Cup at Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany. However, she did not publicly reveal her choice until after K...

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  • Trump working with Mueller
Trump working with Mueller

Yet earlier this week, Trump's chief lawyer indicated the president was looking to cooperate with Mueller. This is a serious development for sure, and we'll likely learn what if anything of interest was recovered during the raid as Robert Mueller's investigation concludes.

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  • Donald Trump Is Totally Not on Vacation, Despite This Golfing Photo Today
Donald Trump Is Totally Not on Vacation, Despite This Golfing Photo Today

He's scheduled to return to Bedminster on Wednesday. Mr Trump has been hoist on his own petard, having criticised Barack Obama (handicap 13) for playing golf too often while in office, but there is something terribly undignified in the President of the United States feeling he has to justify exactly how he is spending his free time.

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  • Mertz: Is it time to investigate Trump's investigation?
Mertz: Is it time to investigate Trump's investigation?

But New York Magazine's Jerry Saltz easily one-upped that analysis with an inane offering calling Trump a "white-nationalist nativist master" - try saying that three times in a row! The financial disclosure form for Robert Mueller , the former FBI director who was named special counsel in the investigation into Russian interference in the ...

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  • McCain knocks Trump while unveiling Afghan strategy
McCain knocks Trump while unveiling Afghan strategy

Mr. McCain said the U.S.is "losing" right now in Afghanistan and must set strategic goals and revamp tactics to regain the upper hand. The strategy for America's longest war has been a hotly debated topic inside the Trump administration for months now.

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  • Man drinks beer full of dead geckos
Man drinks beer full of dead geckos

His daughter looked inside the can, where she saw the two young leopard geckos, according to the filing. Toubbeh was violently ill and had to visit the emergency room, the suit claims, experiencing "severe stomach pains and cramps, loss of sensation, hyperactive bowel movements, and almost complete loss of appetite" in the days following the in...

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  • BBCI: China transport: Deadly coach crash in road tunnel
BBCI: China transport: Deadly coach crash in road tunnel

At least 36 people were killed and 13 injured after a coach crashed in a road tunnel in northern China, state media reported. At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured after a passenger bus rammed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, worldwide media reported on Friday.

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  • Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous
Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous

South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Lee Jin-woo told reporters that Seoul also believes the North has made "considerable" progress in miniaturizing nuclear warheads. October 1998 - In talks in New York, North Korea rejects the USA proposal to terminate its missile program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

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  • Gorka: North Korea Isn't Rex Tillerson's Business
Gorka: North Korea Isn't Rex Tillerson's Business

That is his mandate. "I said for reporters to force our chief diplomat, the wonderful Rex Tillerson , to give details of military options is nonsensical ", Gorka said. Gorka then used an anecdote involving a Holocaust survivor to suggest North Korea's threats against the USA was somehow similar to that posed against Jews by the Nazis in the Sec...

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  • Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor
Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor

However, now it seems that Russian Federation will no longer be extending a helping hand to the country. "In light of the political climate and recent events in Venezuela. Cuban President Raul Castro expressed today his "immense revolutionary jubilation" over the results of the past elections to the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, loc...

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  • BMC makes singing of Vande Mataram a must in its schools
BMC makes singing of Vande Mataram a must in its schools

The proposal, which calls for singing Vande in schools at least twice a week, will now be sent to civic chief Ajoy Mehta for administrative approval. A similar notice was passed by the Madras High Court in July, which made singing of the song compulsory in all schools across Tamil Nadu. "That is why I opposed the proposal", Shaikh added, while re...

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  • South African freed by al-Qaida speaks out
South African freed by al-Qaida speaks out

Sweden has insisted it never paid any ransom and that Mr Gustafsson's release was obtained through negotiations. I see all of my friends are growing them. Stephen McGown has recalled how he and his fellow captives slept in shackles and shared one blanket. Dutchman Sjaak Rijke was freed in 2015 while Swedish national Johan Gustaffson was release...

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  • Adm. James Winnefeld: North Korea sees nuclear weapons as
Adm. James Winnefeld: North Korea sees nuclear weapons as "survival mechanism"

Trump has made a vocal and purposeful shift in posture from his predecessors, blasting their inability to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the United States. "The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons", he explained in an official statement. Mosc...

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  • Ivanka Trump to lead U.S. delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
Ivanka Trump to lead U.S. delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

She also retweeted all of PM Modi's tweets in the series. Modi confirmed Ivanka Trump's impending visit on his own account, tweeting that he was looking forward to her trip to India. Indian Express sources at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stated that NITI Aayog has been asked to make it a mega event as the summit is being held in India for ...

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  • Packers open preseason against Eagles
Packers open preseason against Eagles

Back in 2009, when coach Mike McCarthy hired Dom Capers as his new defensive coordinator, the Packers threw everything but the kitchen sink at opponents in preseason, running many of Capers' favorite blitzes, shuttling personnel in and out and showing far more of the playbook than most teams do before the regular season begins.

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  • Andy Yiadom to have medical at Huddersfield Town
Andy Yiadom to have medical at Huddersfield Town

Former Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has announced his retirement from professional football as a player and has moved into a coaching capacity at his current club Huddersfield Town . "I am looking forward to my first game against them". "It's an important year for me and I just want to make the most of it". "We know it will be tougher bu...

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  • Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency
Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

On Tuesday, Trump held a meeting about the crisis, vowing to work harder to enforce drug laws and prosecute drug criminals. Declaring an emergency allows Price's department to place affected populations on Medicare, reduce relevant prescription drug prices, and support research into prevention and treatment with the Public Health Emergency Fund...

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  • Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to retire from politics
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to retire from politics

Brad and his government had the leadership and courage to take on serious challenges facing Saskatchewan more than a decade ago and transformed that province from have-not to have status. Charles Smith with the University of Saskatchewan says Wall has become the face of the right-of-centre Saskatchewan Party. He made the announcement via Facebook...

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  • What Will Happen To Russia After Putin?
What Will Happen To Russia After Putin?

One of the Trump organization's flagship buildings was the scene of a weird protest on Monday night as images of Russian President Vladimir Putin were projected onto the façade. There was the appointment of Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations. Then, this week, there was the placing of sanctions on Venezuela's criminal dictator Ni...

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  • Seoul will
Seoul will "open a door for dialogue" with the North: presidential office

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday that he will respond forcefully to any North Korean attack on the U.S. This created tensions on the Korean peninsula, which have gradually intensified over the past several months. But his ability to offer economic incentives like reopening the Kaes...

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  • Coast Guard units search Long Island sound for lost boat
Coast Guard units search Long Island sound for lost boat

According to Coast Guard officials, the two flares were spotted by two different sources around 10:45 p.m. "I really thought it was a firework, so I really didn't give it a second thought, but it seemed rather close because you could see the light pretty significantly", Madelaina Baker, of Madison , said.

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  • Trump tweets classified info he saw on 'Fox & Friends'
Trump tweets classified info he saw on 'Fox & Friends'

What's more, North Korea is facing its worst drought in sixteen years. And now? Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered soothing words about North Korea: "We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek a collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our mil...

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  • North Korea says Trump talks
North Korea says Trump talks "a load of nonsense'"

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Thursday, demanding that Kim Jong Un's government "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble. The European Union says it has slapped sanctions on nine North Koreans and four entities including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank, in addition to those already on its sanction...

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