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Big banks are skirting the rules on the sale of the complex financial instruments that helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis, by exploiting a loophole in federal banking regulations, a new report says.

The loophole could leave Wall Street exposed to big losses, potentially requiring taxpayers to once again bail out the biggest banks, warns the report's author, Michael Greenberger, former director of trading and markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

A little bit of alcohol has been shown to be protective of heart health. But how does drinking influence cancer risk?

A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely — even lower than people who don't drink at all. But here's the rub: In this study, "light" drinking is defined as one to five drinks per week.

The Food Insecurity Of North Korea

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In the 1990s, a devastating famine struck North Korea. According to international observers, a combination of drought, flooding and government mismanagement decimated food production. The death toll is uncertain, but estimates range from 240,000 to 2 million.

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SIU-C Grad Set for Book Release Party at Longbranch

Jun 14, 2018
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A book release party will be held Friday evening to celebrate a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate's first published book.

Her name is Leslie Conner, and her mystery-thriller is titled 'Devil's Charm'.

The biggest labor union representing Illinois state workers was back in court Wednesday.

AFSCME wants a panel of appellate judges to order Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration back to the negotiating table.

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Saluki athletics revealed its 2018 Hall of Fame Class Wednesday.

The seven-member class is being called one of the most illustrious in school history.

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Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing an SIU student in 2014.

The Southern Illinoisan reports the defense team for 23-year-old Gaege Bethune intended to rest Wednesday afternoon.

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A local arts center recently launched a new campaign to raise awareness and funding for its unique outdoor sculpture park.

State Lawmaker Points To Progress In Cairo

Jun 12, 2018
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Republican Lawmakers gathered with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in Marion Tuesday to highlight the recent budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2019, which starts in July 1st. 

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The former treasurer of the City of Zeigler has been sentenced after pleading guilty to wire fraud and embezzlement.

Gov. Rauner Talks with State Workers About FY-19 Budget

Jun 12, 2018
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Immigrants' rights advocates are close to celebrating what they consider a win in Illinois, especially for domestic abuse survivors. They are hoping Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign 'The Voices Act' soon, as it passed out of the state's General Assembly during the final days of the spring legislative session.

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The new king of the sport of kings is from southern Illinois.

Mt. Vernon native Kenny Troutt's Winstar Farms is the primary owner of Triple Crown winner Justify.

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