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National Weather Service
Illinois has had 70 confirmed tornadoes so far this year. That’s 25% more than the 30-year average. Last year, the state had 121 tornadoes, three short of the record.
Heavy rains cause high water levels at the Rapidan Dam near Mankato, Minn., on Monday, June 24, 2024. Officials say the dam is threatened with “imminent failure.”
Mark Vancleave
Severe storms are forecast for Tuesday in parts of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska and showers and storms are also possible in parts of South Dakota and Minnesota.
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Kyshona is a Nashville-based musician headlining the June 27 Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series concert. She draws heavily on her music therapy background and collaboration with patients and other artists. Kyshona's latest release, Legacy, she works to capture her family's heritage.
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, speaks at an event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the East Room at the White House on June 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, right, speaks at a campaign event at 180 Church, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Detroit.
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President Biden and former President Donald Trump will face off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 general election on Thursday night in Atlanta. Find out how to watch and what to watch for.
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The four original members of R.E.M. — Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Bucks — reunited and performed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
L. Busacca
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On Thursday morning, Mike Mills said that it would take "a comet" for R.E.M. to get back together. But on Thursday night, R.E.M. got back together to perform the band's unexpected 1991 hit at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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