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Recent Deaths in Springfield Point to Need for Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected as the cause of death of a Springfield couple found recently in their central Springfield home. Dwane and Judith Crigger died July 8 in their home on S. Kickapoo. How worried should we be that this could happen to us? Enough that homeowners should regularly check equipment that’s fuel-burning, according to Daphne (DAF-nee) Greenlee, trauma outreach and Safe Kids coordinator at Mercy Springfield. "What families can do is, you know, anything like your...
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Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: Whose Party Is This, Anyway?

Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.The current first lady's highly personal...
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A reported abduction in Brazil is sending shock waves through the sporting world, as the mother-in law of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire who runs the Formula One Group, is apparently being held for ransom.

From Rio de Janeiro, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reports for our Newscast unit:

"Bernie Eccelstone is the head of the Formula One car racing franchise and one of the richest men in Britain. His wife is Brazilian and her mother was apparently grabbed by criminals in Sao Paulo who are asking for a $37 million ransom from the billionaire.

The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane's average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its historic trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared under the sun's power and then glided through the night.

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A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.

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Helen Gurley Brown, the tiny, tough and influential editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, who transformed the staid family magazine and took circulation to giddy heights, did so by lubricating its pages with one word: sex.

Make that extra-marital sex.

Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.

Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.

A new White House report on student loan debt reveals that how people repay student loans has changed dramatically in a short time.

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