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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tries to get into his house as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. AP Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast

Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking ...

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

The Trump administration said it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for ...

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Ex-Missouri trooper dismisses lawsuits filed after man’s drowning death

A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned in 2014 has dismissed three lawsuits he filed over losing his law enforcement license. Anthony Piercy filed to voluntarily ...

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Legal deadline in Missouri abortion license case pushed back

A decision on whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic can keep its license will be pushed back a little further. The Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission on Tuesday agreed to the state health department’s request for an extension until March 16 to ...

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