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State Farm's California Wildfire Claims Near 3,000

Nearly 3,000 home and auto claims were filed with State Farm as a result of the wildfires in California as of Wednesday morning.

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Acousticity's Top 20 Playlist For November: Childsplay, Missy Raines, The Jellyman's Daughter

Since 1992, GLT’s Acousticity has explored the world of “flexible folk,” with a distinctive mix of bluegrass, Celtic and songwriter music. Here are Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon’s Top 20 songs for November, via a Spotify playlist.

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Moon in concert
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The Chicago-based progressive, atmospheric prog-rock band Moon has reference points that include Superchunk, Radiohead, Rush, and even the now Bloomington-based punkers Poster Children.

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Since 1992, GLT’s Acousticity has explored the world of “flexible folk,” with a distinctive mix of bluegrass, Celtic and songwriter music. Here are Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon’s Top 20 songs for November, via a Spotify playlist.

Lee Ann Womack
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Lee Ann Womack’s 2017 album “The Lonely, The Lonesome, And Gone” turns to darker themes than her critically acclaimed 2014 release “The Way I’m Livin’.”  And those darker lyrics are often accompanied by a swampy blues not heard on a lot of country music today.

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with President Trump, was arrested Wednesday following allegations of domestic violence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Avenatti, who has denied the allegations, was booked Wednesday afternoon for a felony domestic violence charge, after police took a report on Tuesday of the alleged incident. He was released on $50,000 bail.

'Toxic' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of 2018

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We've used a lot of words in 2018, so it's no surprise that there is more than one "word of the year." Oxford Dictionaries' judgment is that "toxic" illuminates something about this year.

Oxford Dictionaries says it found a 45 percent increase in look-ups of toxic and it was used in so many situations that "the sheer scope of its application, as found by our research, made toxic the stand-out choice for the Word of the Year title."

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Bloomington High School is starting a pilot program to help students better connect with their teachers in ways to help them stay on track with their academics.

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Michael Solomonov became famous for his interpretation of Israeli cuisine.

MICHAEL SOLOMONOV: And I'm the chef and co-owner of Zahav Restaurant in Philly.

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The Midwest Food Bank will send a semi-truck next week to provide relief supplies for victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California.

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Nearly 3,000 home and auto claims were filed with State Farm as a result of the wildfires in California as of Wednesday morning.

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