Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk

Trump administration officials withheld information about carcinogenic pollution from Illinois communities, according to a report released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general. Bill Wehrum, who served as assistant administrator of the office of Air and Radiation until 2019, …

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The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives

An Afghan man and children, suffering hardships from suicide bombings and war, pose for a portrait in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 19, 2021.

Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw most U.S. troops from …

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery

Sitting at a conference table with a contingent of colleagues, almost all of them unmasked, state Rep. Jim Olsen laid out a bill that would end abortion in Oklahoma.
Under Senate Bill 612, anyone who provided or “attempted” to provide …

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The New Mexico Spring

When Michelle Lujan Grisham, now governor of New Mexico, defeated Eric Griego in the race for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District in 2012, it put the left wing of the state’s Democratic Party on the back foot. Nine years later, …

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Illinois health officials report 3,866 cases of COVID-19, 21 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 3,866 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

Bureau County: 1 female 80sCook County: 1 …

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Police ID killer in FedEx shooting as 19-year-old man

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman’s home Friday looking for a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours …

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17-year-old girl fatally shot in Little Village

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed Thursday night in the city’s Little Village neighborhood.

The shooting happened at 7:45 p.m. on the 4100 block of West 25th Place on Thursday. The teen, identified as Lydia Jimenez, was …

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