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Officials say that most of the teens have at least three felonies on their criminal records.
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A dethroned beauty queen said she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers...
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The boy's condition remained undisclosed two days after the accident near Sacramento.
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Joran van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for murder and is also suspected of killing Americ...
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A new poll suggests that support for Scottish independence has surged as the country prepares to vot...
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President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia on Wednesday to stress U.S. solidarity with the Baltic...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying he could capture Kiev in two weeks.
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Miles Kirkland, 16, died after collapsing during varsity football practice Monday morning.
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Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman...
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Missouri & Illinois News

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under...
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Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs for the Royals who broke out of their mini streak and...
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Members of the U.S. Congress have met with some of their counterparts from Mexico to discuss the cro...
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Matt Holliday had the go-ahead hit, an RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong’s two-run,...
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The Omaha Storm Chasers (75-67) clinched a franchise record fourth straight division title, eliminat...
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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Alex Smith to a four-year contract worth about $68 million accord...
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Labor Day parades were scheduled to step off Monday morning in Urbana, Bloomington and Decatur. In...
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum w...
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It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Ill...
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