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Opinion

Followers of former President Donald Trump have found one conspiracy theory they don’t like: That some Republican members of Congress may have had deeper roles in plans and events that led to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

When I was, like, 17, I didn’t eat for three solid days. Ten pounds had to go — immediately. The period of starvation crowded out every other thought in my head. Of course, I lost weight, though it was mostly water. Of course, I gained it back.

After weeks of not knowing why Montre Freeman was put on administrative leave with pay, the public now knows it was “without cause.” That information was given to us by The Daily Advance in a front page space on Oct. 1 that was smaller than a 5x5 notecard.

Former President Barack Obama slammed the notion of ideological divisions last week while stumping for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ahead of next month’s gubernatorial elections. “These are serious times, and we need serious people. We have too much to get done to be going backwards,” Obama said. “Here we are trying to recover from a global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 Americans, put millions in harm’s way. We don’t have time to waste on phony culture wars or fake outrage that the right-wing media are peddling just to juice up your ratings.”

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State AP Stories

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CHICAGO (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about the remains of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims being identified, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, erroneously reported that the family of Francis Wayne Alexander lived in North Caro…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties.

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southwestern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries.

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CHICAGO (AP) — John Wayne Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago area in the 1970s. Authorities found most of his victims' remains in a crawl space under his suburban Chicago house or buried elsewhere on the property. In 2011, they exhumed the remains of eight vic…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based …

National & World AP Stories

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Light from a high afternoon sun slanted through the tall windows of the weathered wooden church, catching on the plank floorboards and illuminating the stained glass. Outside, the arid ground of the northern New Mexico foothills stretched for miles — a picturesque setti…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn’t pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday.

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BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday.