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March 5, 2013

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. CHAVEZ HEALTH WORSENS, SUFFERS 'SEVERE INFECTION'

Venezuela's communications minister says the 58-year-old president is in a "very delicate" state and having trouble breathing.

2. SANCTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA

The U.S. and China agreed on a resolution to punish the nation for its latest nuclear test.

3. GOP ERECTS A BUDGET FIREWALL

House Republicans have crafted a spending plan aimed partly at cushioning the Pentagon from cuts.

4. BRENNAN SET FOR SENATE VOTE

The Intelligence Committee will move on Obama's nominee to head the CIA, as Republicans pressed for more classified records on drone attacks.

5. WHICH CANDIDATE HAS EARLY LEAD IN KENYA'S ELECTIONS

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces criminal charges for post-election violence in 2007-2008 leads Prime Minister Raila Odinga 54 percent to 41 percent.

6. WHO POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR IN HIT-AND-RUN ON EXPECTANT PARENTS

Julio Acevedo was arrested on a DUI charge last month and spent a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter.

7. WHAT CHINA VALUES ABOVE GROWTH

Retiring premier Wen Jiabao says the country would work to repair the environment and improve quality of life.

8. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN DRUM MAJOR'S BEATING

Twelve former Florida A&M University band members could face up to 15 years in prison for the charge in the 2011 hazing death.

9. CALIF. NURSE REFUSES TO PERFORM CPR ON A DYING WOMAN

The staffer was following policy of the independent living home, which says to call emergency personnel and wait.

10. THE WHITNEY HOUSTON FILES

The FBI released details of investigations into fan mail threats and an alleged extortion attempt on the late singer.

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

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  • AGENDA: 4-22-14 Clinton City Council

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

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  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

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  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.

    Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein says he didn't expect a vote during Thursday's hearing. He told WBEZ radio and the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he would've voted no.

    Sullivan says "the legacy of the Obama presidential library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy."

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  • Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

    A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She's handling felony election misconduct cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election even though they lost their rights. A seventh may plead guilty Monday.

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  • Iowa's unemployment rate climbs to 4.5 percent

    Iowa's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent in March as more people entered the labor force.

    Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the rate was up from 4.4 percent in February. It compared to a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in March 2013.

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