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A woman and child rest on cots while waiting at Humacao Arena for the impact of Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that threatened to hit the eastern region of the island.
Carlos Guisti/AP
News Local/State

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

People help an injured women in Mexico City during the earthquake on Tuesday.
Emily Green/NPR
News Local/State

Powerful Quake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving More Than 200 Dead

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency has lowered the number of people confirmed dead in Tuesday's earthquake. Luis Felipe Puente now says 217 people were killed. Earlier he said the death toll was 248. He gave no explanation for the revised number.

abortion protest
Collage of two AP photos by J. Scott Applewhite
News Local/State

Rauner Mum On Abortion Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he will comment on an abortion bill once it reaches his desk.

Governor Rauner
Seth Perlman/AP
The 21st Show

Gov. Rauner On Trade Mission To China, Japan; Blue Cross Leaving Obamacare Exchange For Small Biz

On the 21st: Governor Rauner joined us to discuss his eight-day visit to China and Japan aimed at boosting Illinois business. We also heard from business leaders about what they’re hoping to see happen regarding international trade. Plus, we discussed the news that Illinois' largest health insurer is leaving the Obamacare exchange designed for small businesses.