Heat Wave Opens Cooling Centers, Fire Hydrants

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Dangerous Heat Wave Bakes Midwest

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Some of the biggest corporate headquarters in the country are located along the Chicago River. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Ill., Higher Corporate Taxes Threaten Big Business

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For Minnesota Shutdown, A Deal Seems Distant

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Afton State Park is one of the victims of Minnesota's government shutdown. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Minn. Government Shutdown, State Parks Suffer

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Minn. State Workers Angry There's No Budget Deal

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Ex-Ill Gov. Blagojevich Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

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Blagojevich Convicted On Nearly All Charges

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Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed expansion of gambling in Illinois is "too much." Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Big Payoff Eyed In Chicago Casino; Some Have Doubts

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Finding A Disaster's Economic Silver Lining

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Blagojevich Faces Tough Questions From Prosecution

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At a "We Are One" union rally in New York City marking the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., protesters called for workers' rights in light of recent "anti-union" legislation in Wisconsin and Ohio. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Collective Bargaining Curbs Spread Across The U.S.

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Harsh Spring Hurts Farmers, Businesses, Sun Lovers

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Memphis Churches Lead In Helping Flood Victims

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Memphis Homes Inundated With Water

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