Mitt Romney and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination focused their campaign efforts Monday on Wisconsin, the main prize among three contests Tuesday before a three-week break in the primaries. (CNN)
President Obama has opened the first significant lead of the 2012 campaign in the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, boosted by a huge shift of women to his side. (USA Today)
As this year’s high school dances draw near, a debate in Springfield has broken out over the safety of indoor tanning for people younger than 18. Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would bar minors from using tanning beds — even if their parents consent. (Chicago Tribune)
New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that Americans 60 and older still owe about $36 billion in student loans, providing a rare window into the dynamics of student debt. More than 10 percent of those loans are delinquent. As a result, consumer advocates say, it is not uncommon for Social Security checks to be garnished or for debt collectors to harass borrowers in their 80s over student loans that are decades old. (Washington Post)
He donned a sombrero and was serenaded by mariachi bands, embraced by Mexicans who called him their brother. Pope Benedict XVI has a bit of a tougher sell as he heads to a Cuba that until recently was officially atheist. -AP
Post-apocalyptic action movie The Hunger Games, opened with a staggering $155 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices, beating Hollywoods lofty expectations, and making history as the third-highest domestic film opening.
Today’s anchors Kim Cummins and Karis Hustad tell you the latest about the shooting of a Florida teenager making national headlines, two students found dead at Illinois State University and online lottery tickets. Reporter Shazia Hasan checks out The Hunger Games hype. Feature reporter Brendan Bond has the latest Loyola happenings.
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