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By Jim Muir She’s a 75-year-old bible-quoting great-grandmother that says what she means and means what she says. She’s a Jesus-loving role-model to countless young people who think she’s a super-hero and while there is no cape visible when you meet her, you realize there has to be one somewhere. She has big ideas and […]

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(The Center Square) – Illinois House Republicans are calling for more transparency and oversight in the state’s budgeting process.

DeVore: Gun-ban lawsuits revving up with subpoenas for Pritzker, Welch, Harmon, others

(The Center Square) – With the state of Illinois again restrained from enforcing a gun ban against plaintiffs in a second state-level challenge, the attorney who brought the case says he’s seeking subpoenas for those who passed the measure.

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Tom Brady announces retirement: Patriots, Buccaneers legend walks away after 23 seasons in the NFL

Tom Brady is calling it a career once again. This time around, it does seem as if this is the last we’ll see of the seven-time Super Bowl champion. Brady proclaimed that he’ll be stepping away from the game after 23 seasons on Wednesday a few weeks following Tampa Bay’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys to wrap up Super Wild Card Weekend.

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Longtime college basketball analyst Billy Packer has died, his family announced Thursday night. Packer, 82, spent 34 years on Final Four broadcast teams, 27 of them with CBS as its Emmy award-winning college basketball analyst before his last Final Four in 2008.

Salukis Picked for ESPNU Telecast February 11 at Drake

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Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession.

DA: 5 Memphis cops ‘all responsible’ for Tyre Nichols’ death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five fired Memphis police officers were charged Thursday with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.

5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols’ death

MEMPHIS, Tenn.. (AP) — Five former Memphis Police Department officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop, records showed Thursday.

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