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U.S. sets new ground beef procedures to avoid E. coli

The USDA announced new ways to detect and remove unsafe meat from grocery stores and suppliers in an effort to prevent illnesses.

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Daughter of American tourist killed in Bali detained

Police ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

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U.S.: Rescue mission for Iraq’s Yazidis unlikely

A mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely, the Pentagon said.

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Violence erupts again after killing of black teen in Missouri

The police shooting death of an unarmed black teen continues to spark violent protests, looting, and arrests in a St. Louis suburb.

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Weak retail sales point to slowdown in consumer spending

Retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to a loss of momentum in the economy.

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Maliki says Abadi’s appointment as Iraqi PM ‘has no value’

Nuri al-Maliki says the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as prime minister violated the constitution.

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Budget deficit falls to $95B

The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year.

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Fresh data shows U.S. job market tightening

New figures released on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the job market.

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Missouri protesters gather again after 2 nights of riots

Rock-throwing rioters took to the streets late on Monday in a second night of violence over the death of a man shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

The White House said last week the number of Central Americans crossing the border has fallen sharply, but the big unanswered question remains why.

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U.S. Postal Service loses $2B in second quarter

The USPS continues to bleed money, despite an emergency price hike that took effect in January.

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Obama applauds nomination of new Iraqi PM as ‘step forward’

President Barack Obama is vowing to step up support for a new Iraqi government.

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Report: More U.S. jobs, less pay

Jobs growth since the 2008 recession has been undermined by lower wages, with workers earning an average 23 percent less.

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Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule, but the leader refused to go, creating a dangerous political showdown.

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After riots, Missouri town protests killing of black teen

Protesters gathered at a suburban St. Louis police station, demanding charges against an officer who fatally shot an unarmed man over the weekend.

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NYPD to tourists: Call 911 if superhero bothers you

Police are handing out fliers to Times Square tourists, telling them that tipping the costumed characters is optional, and to call 911 if they have complaints.

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For largest U.S. companies, job growth lags profits

Employment growth at the largest American companies has lagged far behind increased profits.

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GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect

General Motors has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch.

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Returning missionaries to be quarantined because of Ebola

Missionaries and others coming home after working with people infected with Ebola will be placed in quarantine as a precaution.

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Plan to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans.

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.