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8 jail inmates complete janitor training program

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August 21, 2019 at 6:06 am

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) Some jail inmates in suburban Chicago will be carrying something that could keep them from returning: certificates that show they know how to do janitorial work. The DuPage C...

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German gov't agrees to largely abolish 'solidarity' tax

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August 21, 2019 at 6:05 am | BERLIN (AP) Germany's government has agreed to largely abolish a tax designed to fund the cost of German reunification 30 years ago. Cabinet agreed Wednesday to end the 'solidarity charge' that...

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Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

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August 21, 2019 at 5:58 am | TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain ...

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Merkel hosts UK PM Johnson in Berlin as Brexit drama grows

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August 21, 2019 at 5:58 am | BERLIN (AP) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson begins his high-stakes European tour Wednesday by traveling to Germany for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel as he seeks to persuade the Europe...

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Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed release

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August 21, 2019 at 5:59 am | BEIJING (AP) Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest ...

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Lake County school district loses dozens of staffers

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August 21, 2019 at 5:54 am | ZION, Ill. (AP) Nearly 50 teachers and staff members have quit or retired from a school district in Lake County before the start of a new year. The Zion district says the departures are "typica...

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MSG Networks: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

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August 21, 2019 at 5:46 am | NEW YORK (AP) _ MSG Networks Inc. (MSGN) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $41.2 million. The New York-based company said it had net income of 54 cents per share. The ...

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The Latest: EU stands ready to supervise migrant relocation

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August 21, 2019 at 5:46 am | MADRID (AP) The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The European Union says it stands ready to supervise the relocation of more than 80 people evacuated from ...

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South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

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August 21, 2019 at 5:38 am | JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. ...

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