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Coin toss to determine next leader of Illinois village

COLP, Ill. (AP) — The next village president in a southern Illinois community will be decided by a coin toss. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale says (http://bit.ly/2nN6zWp ) Tammy O’Daniell-Howell and Bryan Riekena each received 11 votes last Tuesday in Colp. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes says the tie will be broken on April 20. Illinois law calls for such ties to be settled by a coin flip. O’Daniell-Howell is a lifelong resident of Colp and has been the village clerk since 2009. Riekena describes his occupation as “geek.” He attended Southern Illinois University on a swimming scholarship. He...

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‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began the project when Donald Trump was a still a long-shot candidate for the White House and she completed it before his stunning victory in November. The May publication will include a preface she wrote after the election. Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to...

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Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s "enormous uncertainty" following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has pressured companies not to move jobs to Mexico, warned he would tax those who do and vows to renegotiate NAFTA. Videgaray said in a Radio Formula interview Tuesday that Trump’s actions have caused concern, adding "that is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty." He said...

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US home prices rise 5.1 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose again in October as buyers bidding for scarce properties drove prices higher. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 5.1 percent in October from a year earlier after climbing 5 percent in September. Prices for the 20 cities are still 7.1 percent below their July 2006 peak. The broader Case-Shiller national home price index was up 5.6 percent in October and has fully recovered from the financial crisis. Prices rose 10.7 percent annually in Seattle, 10.3 percent in Portland and 8.3 percent in Denver. New York...

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Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech

BERLIN (AP) — German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster. In an interview published Friday, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said his ministry was checking whether it would be possible to make social networking sites legally liable for illegal posts. "Of course in the end, we also have to think about fines, if other measures fail to work," Maas told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. "That would be a strong incentive to act quickly." Germany has...

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