Mental exams ordered for suspect in Mattoon school shooting

A judge ordered a central Illinois high school student to undergo mental evaluations and remain in juvenile custody after the freshman was charged with opening fire in the school cafeteria and injuring another student. The student faces a count of aggravated battery with a firearm after Wednesday’s shooting at Mattoon …

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Trump dives into Senate runoff in Alabama at rally for Sen. Strange

President Donald Trump is embracing the establishment pick in a Republican runoff election in Alabama. But it’s not clear his still-loyal base will follow. The president headlined a raucous rally in Huntsville, Alabama, Friday night on behalf of incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed in February to temporarily fill …

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Illinois Lottery selects new private manager

The Illinois Lottery formally selected a new private firm Friday to manage the state’s biggest moneymaking venture, but the public must wait to learn the details of a deal with hundreds of millions of dollars a year at stake for schools and public works projects. In a press release announcing …

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