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New data from the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education in class schedules.  

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "disgusted" by Donald Trump's comments that a judge of Mexican heritage can't preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Two gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Tennessee law that lets therapists decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he expects crime will spike “at some point” because the state budget impasse is leading to cutbacks of a juvenile offender program.  

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Update Friday: Officials have confirmed that the body found at a plane crash site in western Kentucky is the pilot who went missing on Monday.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that the Hancock County coroner's office and the Kentucky medical examiner's office used dental records to determine the body was that of 70-year-old Robert Dalzell of Owensboro.

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Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Donny Everett drowned Thursday while fishing in Tennessee. The Clarksville native was 19. 

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Update Thursday Evening: An official in Tennessee says a pilot was killed when his Blue Angels fighter jet crashed, but no civilians were hurt on the ground.

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Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling on the state’s top auditor to take leave after learning he’s been questioned by federal officials.  

In a letter addressed today (Thurs),  Republican Rep. Grant Wehrli demanded that Auditor General Frank Mautino provide answers regarding campaign expenses incurred during his time in the state House.

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Scholarships totaling $7.5 million dollars will pay for Kentucky high school seniors to take dual credit classes. Governor Matt Bevin and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled the Dual Credit Scholarship Program Wednesday at Russell County High School.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear has selected six counties to participate in a postelection audit, including one in western Kentucky.  

The state attorney general is required by law to conduct the postelection investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky's counties following each primary and general election.

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