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Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who set much of Illinois' political agenda as House speaker for four decades before his ouster last month, resigned his seat in the Legislature on Thursday.
South Dakota's AG charged with 3 misdemeanours in fatal crash

South Dakota's AG charged with 3 misdemeanours in fatal crash

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Georgia's PM resigns over move to arrest opposition leader

Georgia's PM resigns over move to arrest opposition leader

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia's prime minister announced his resignation Thursday following a court ruling that ordered the arrest of a man who leads the ex-Soviet nation's top opposition party.
Some power restored in Texas but water woes persist

Some power restored in Texas but water woes persist

AUSTIN, Texas — Power was restored to more homes and businesses in Texas on Thursday after a deadly blast of winter this week overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold.
Italy's 5-Stars divided over Draghi, expel 15 senators

Italy's 5-Stars divided over Draghi, expel 15 senators

ROME — Italy’s 5-Star Movement said Thursday that 15 of its senators will be expelled from the party after they voted “no” in a confidence vote for Premier Mario Draghi’s newly formed government.
Britain's Prince Philip remains in hospital as 'precaution'

Britain's Prince Philip remains in hospital as 'precaution'

LONDON — Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip has spent a second night in a London hospital after being admitted earlier this week as a precaution due to feeling unwell.
Cost controls, luxury sales help Daimler weather pandemic

Cost controls, luxury sales help Daimler weather pandemic

FRANKFURT — Car and truck maker Daimler increased its profits by 48% to 4.0 billion euros ($4.
Ella Emhoff makes runway debut -- and yes, she's in a coat

Ella Emhoff makes runway debut -- and yes, she's in a coat

NEW YORK — They already knew she looked good in a coat.
Boston Symphony Orchestra taps Gail Samuel as 1st female CEO

Boston Symphony Orchestra taps Gail Samuel as 1st female CEO

BOSTON — The Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced Gail Samuel as its next president and chief executive.
Airbus lost $1.3 billion amid pandemic; expects better 2021

Airbus lost $1.3 billion amid pandemic; expects better 2021

PARIS — European plane maker Airbus lost 1.1 billion euros ($1.
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