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Governor’s Day At State Fair Puts Focus On November Election

Governor’s Day At State Fair Puts Focus On November Election

By JOHN O’CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans, led by Gov. Bruce Rauner, rallied the faithful Wednesday by pledging to make the GOP the state’s majority party in the November election. Republicans at the annual Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair were buoyed by predicted thunderstorms that failed to…

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Missouri Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate Since June 2000

Missouri Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate Since June 2000

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment has dropped slightly to hit its lowest rate since June 2000. Department of Economic Development data released Wednesday show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in July. That’s down from 3.5 percent in June. Missouri unemployment was at 3.6 percent in July 2017 and hovered…

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NATIONAL NEWS

3 Accused Of Abuse At New Mexico Compound Await Release

3 Accused Of Abuse At New Mexico Compound Await Release

By MORGAN LEE , Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge…

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Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

By CHAD DAY, MATTHEW BARAKAT and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.…

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SPORTS NEWS

Blackmon, Gonzalez HR to power Rockies past Cardinals 6-3

Blackmon, Gonzalez HR to power Rockies past Cardinals 6-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez each went deep, Jon Gray pitched into the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Gray (9-7) struck out five over 7 1/3 innings, helping Colorado finish the month 17-6. Gray allowed three runs, two earned, with four…

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Pham dealt from Cards to Rays for 3 minor leaguers

Pham dealt from Cards to Rays for 3 minor leaguers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tommy Pham awoke to the news he had been traded on Tuesday morning, courtesy of a phone call from St. Louis Cardinals President John Mozeliak. The outfielder is headed to join the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the deal, a year after establishing himself as one of the National League’s…

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