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    Teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools makes her choice

    (CNN) — A Long Island teen who received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools has decided where she’ll attend college in the fall. Drum roll, please. Surrounded by her classmates donning their own college choice T-shirts, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna approached the podium and unzipped the black jacket she was wearing to reveal a crimson T-shirt revealing her decision: Harvard. Uwamanzu-Nna said getting into all 12 schools she applied to has been an “exciting and surreal experience,” but making the […]

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    Detroit schools closed again due to teacher sickouts

    More than half of Detroit's public schools are closed Tuesday due to teacher protests, according to a district spokeswoman.

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    Chicago announces plans for Navy Pier hotel

    The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.

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    19 lab monkeys escape in South Carolina, all recaptured

    Nineteen monkeys made a break from a compound on the South Carolina coast, but freedom was fleeting.

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    National Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert’s awards

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

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    23 people shot by toddlers this year, according to report

    A Post analysis of news reports finds 23 shootings by 1-, 2-, and 3-year-olds in the US since Jan. 1 (last year at this time there were 18) and seven just since April 20.

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    Sports Authority considers closing 450 stores across the country

    It soon could be the end of the road for Sports Authority. Instead of cutting back or restructuring, the company will sell off its assets and could close all of its stores across the country, including the three in Denver, according to Forbes.

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    Sirens, chaos at Black Hawk College all part of a drill for EMS students

    It may have looked real, but the lights and sirens at Black Hawk College on Friday, April 29, 2016 were just a drill. EMS students worked with police and fire in a mass casualty drill. The lesson was in treating injuries and many students and staff members volunteered as patients. Students were graded on their triage skills and their ability to handle themselves in such a chaotic setting. “They however were also graded on effective behavior, which is their professionalism, the […]

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    Stopped vehicle on I-74 Bridge slows traffic

    Illinois-bound traffic was slowed on the Interstate 74 Bridge Monday afternoon.

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    Iowa woman accused of stealing from cancer charity pleads not guilty

    A northern Iowa woman accused of stealing from a breast cancer charity group has pleaded not guilty.

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    The 20 most expensive movies ever made

    Making a successful movie is no easy task. Though audiences and critics laude films with elaborate visual effects, stunning views and star-studded casts, all of those elements cost millions of dollars. And movies are only getting more expensive. Back in 1991, “Terminator 2” garnered buzz by becoming the most expensive film ever produced, costing $178 million (inflation-adjusted). The following installment in 2003, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” cost over $250 million to produce (inflation-adjusted) — and it doesn’t even […]

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    273,000 union workers and retirees brace for pension cuts

    About 273,000 union workers and retirees are about to learn the fate of their pensions.

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