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ISU Apologizes For Publishing Anti-Gay Letter That Violates Its Values

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz and the editor of ISU's alumni magazine say they have apologized to a couple whose picture was criticized in a letter to the editor. Susan Marquardt Blystone is listed as the editor on ISU's website.

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Troy Phillips

Dan Hubbard: Paying 'Attention' To The Important Things

Bloomington singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard was so pleased with his 2016 self-titled album , he decided to put music aside. He even enrolled in seminary school.

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Dan Hubbard playing the keyboard
Troy Phillips

Bloomington singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard was so pleased with his 2016 self-titled album, he decided to put music aside. He even enrolled in seminary school.

Jamie Day

Twin City musicians Gregg Brown and Trenton Perry may seem an odd pairing. Brown came of age during the late 60s hippie movement, Perry grew up in the 90s enamored with the music of Blink-182 among other favorites from the 80s and 90s.

Promotional poster for Kool Ray & the Polaroidz, circa 1980s
Tracy Pitts / Stormbrew Music

Members of the 1980s central Illinois band Kool Ray & the Polaroidz reunite Sunday evening at Daddios in downtown Bloomington for a musical celebration of life for the man who managed them.

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A federal judge has ordered Maria Butina to serve 18 months in prison. Butina is the Russian agent who ran an operation to influence Americans through her connections to the NRA and other groups.

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The Kansas Constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The landmark ruling now stands as the law of the land in Kansas with no path for an appeal. Because it turns on the state's Constitution, abortion would remain legal in Kansas even if the Roe v. Wade case that established a national right to abortion is ever reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

For most of his career, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak was not a big believer in the "touchy-feely" side of medicine. As a specialist in intensive care and chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., Trzeciak felt most at home in the hard sciences.

When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit nearly three years ago, some thought it might mark the beginning of the end of the European Union. Some analysts warned the U.K. would be the first in a series of dominoes to fall and spoke of a possible "Frexit," "Nexit" and "Swexit."

A highway crash killed "multiple" people and started a large fire on Interstate 70 along the western edge of Denver on Thursday, in a disaster that police say was triggered by a semitruck that slammed into a group of cars that were stopped in traffic. The exact number of fatalities is still unknown.

The crash took place around 4:50 p.m. local time and involved at least 24 cars and four semis, according to Ty Countryman of the Lakewood Police Department, in an update on the crash Friday morning.

School is harder than it's ever been for 13-year-old Antonia Manuel Tom, a seventh grader at Eduardo Mondlane Primary Completion School in Mozambique.

She's got no textbooks or notebooks. She doesn't get enough to eat. And when rain begins to fall, she and her classmates grow nervous. "I'm scared if another cyclone comes, it will take our house and the wind will blow us all away," she says.

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Becky Clark

Autism rates have risen sharply across the United States over the last two decades, but services and support available to those on the spectrum have not kept pace.

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Pilot Lands Plane On Tree

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