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W. IL Site Considered for Nat’l Park

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ U.S. senators want the federal government to consider national park status for the site of the first town founded and built by a freed slave before the Civil War.

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Climate Change Talks in DM

Members of a White House task force to address climate change met in Des Moines Wednesday following previous gatherings in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.