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House censures Rep. Gosar Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The House voted Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and the country. Calling the video a clear threat to a lawmaker’s life, Democrats argued…

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Tornado Football players recognized for their excellence

TAYLORVILLE —Taylorville seniors Eric Provines (Defensive End), Luke Durbin (Safety) and Aaron Corso (Tackle) were all three selected to the 2021- 2022 All Apollo Conference Football – 2nd Team. Other mentions on the All Apollo Conference First Team include Wyatt Bohm, QB, Mahomet-Seymour and John Westendorf, RB, Effingham. More from the 2nd Team include Aiden…

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Taylorville Schools Foundation awards mini-grants

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Schools Foundation recently awarded 13 Mini Grants to 27 Taylorville Community Unit School District 6 -12 teachers totaling $11,911.04 to be used for additional resources to motivate and encourage educational excellence. The Foundation also awarded $500 to each of the 4 school district libraries to be used to enhance the…

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Lynch selected for All-State Team

C O N G R A T S (PANA) — Pana High School junior quarterback Max Lynch was named as quarterback for the Class 2A Illinois High School Football Coaches Association’s All-State team. Lynch, 5-11, 160 pounds, finished the season with 1,563 yards, completing 96-of-183 passes. He threw 19 touchdown passes and had five interceptions.…

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As Rittenhouse trial winds down, jury set to deliberate

By SCOTT BAUER, MICHAEL TARM and AMY FORLITI Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys were set to make closing arguments Monday at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial in the shootings of three men during street unrest in Wisconsin, the last word before a jury begins deliberating in a case that underscored Americans’ bitter divisions on issues…

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Jeffrey Epstein faces trial by proxy: Ghislaine Maxwell

TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide behind bars, a judge invited his accusers to court to vent their anger at a man they called a coward for taking his own life to escape accountability for sexually abusing them. The coming weeks will…

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World Almanac

Today is the 316th day of 2021 and the 52nd day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1936, the San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic. In 1969, journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam over The Associated Press wire service. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter ordered a halt…

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Pana hits the road to tangle with Nashville Hornets Saturday

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — Now, there are 8 teams left in he IHSA Class 2A football bracket. Among two of those teams in the southern bracket, the Pana Panthers and the Nashville Hornets, get together on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. to see who will advance to the semifinal round. The Panthers are…

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Grandison leads short-handed No. 11 Illinois past Jackson St.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jacob Grandison scored a career-high 20 points as short-handed No. 11 Illinois opened the season by rolling past Jackson State 71-47 on Tuesday night. Grandison and Da’Monte Williams, both fifth-year seniors, were the only returning starters on the floor, but the Illini didn’t look out of sync. Sophomore Coleman Hawkins had…

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Embiid, Curry lead short-handed 76ers past DeRozan, Bulls

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and Seth Curry scored 22 points and hit a crucial jumper late to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Chicago Bulls 103-98 on Wednesday night. Georges Niang added 18 points for the short-handed 76ers, who have won…

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