Paul Simon Institute explores social media’s role in politics and ne

Social media has significantly changed politics and journalism, says an analyst from the University of North Carolina

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Du Quoin man sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse

Larry Vancil, 74, of Du Quoin, was sentenced by Perry County Circuit Court Judge James W. Campanella on Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

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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.

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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.

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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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Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping.

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Exclusive: Facebook to reinstate Trump

Meta will reinstate former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts “in coming weeks” following a two-year suspension, according to Nick Clegg, the company’s president, global affairs.

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Justin Bieber sells rights to songs for $200m

Justin Bieber has sold his share of the rights to his music to Hipgnosis Songs Capital for a reported $200m (£162m).

The firm now owns the pop star’s stake in some of the biggest hits of recent years, including Baby and Sorry.

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Lawyer: Warnings boy had gun ignored before he shot teacher

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Concerned staff warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, but the administration “was paralyzed by apathy” and didn’t call police, remove the boy from class or lock down the school, the wounded teacher’s lawyer said Wednesday.

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Open House set for Rend Lake College Radiologic Technology Program

INA, Ill. — Are you interested in a career that combines cutting-edge technology with the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives? Look no further than the radiologic technology program at Rend Lake College.

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