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The Oilmen were hoping to jump back into the winner's bracket after losing to Crestwood Wednesday night.  The Railcats were trailing Clebourne 3-0 early but put themselves in position to pick up a secopnd straight come from behind win over rhw Railroaders.  How did both home teams do last night?  Find out on today's sports.

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Valpo Man Tells Judge He Wants to Remain Jailed

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VALPARAISO - A Valparaiso man, who is accused of posting a threat of a mass killing on social media, told the judge he wants to remain behind bars.

The "Times" reports 50 year-old Brian Kelly, told the judge Thursday morning he wants to remain locked up because he is a danger to society.  

Porter Superior Court Judge Mike Fish upheld the current bond of $5,500 cash, but told Kelly he can opt not to post bond and remain behind bars.  Kelly faces two felony counts of intimidation. The most serious charge refers to committing terrorism.

When the artist Yolanda Quarterly, now better known as Yola, was just a bump in her mother's belly, she was already bopping to music. Yola's mother was a registered nurse, who used to DJ at a hospital's mental health unit. Disco and soul, sounds Yola would hear before entering the world, would go on to influence her later in life.

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson &Johnson marketed its talcum-based powder products specifically to Black women despite evidence showing the products cause cancer, a new lawsuit alleges.

The complaint, filed by the National Council of Negro Women, asserts that the New Jersey-based drug company made Black women a "central part" of its business strategy but failed to warn them about the potential dangers of the powder products it was selling.

Nearly two months after the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm received conditional approval from the Food and Drug Administration, experts are still debating how, and whether, it should be used.

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In central Florida, an ambitious river restoration project that lasted for decades is now complete. Amy Green of member station WMFE reports on the change to one of the state's most significant waterways.

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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," "Times" reporters AnnMarie Hilton and Joseph Pete talk about the stories they put out in print and online, including AnnMarie's education-beat story of the opening of the new Hammond Central High School and Joseph's business-beat story on the lawsuit filed by the city of Gary against Akyumen.  Indiana Public Broadcasting workforce reporter Justin Hicks talks about his visits to the PepsiCo plant Teamsters picket line in Munster for his stories for IPB News, as the strike goes into its third week. And we find out more about next week's Lake County Fair from Fair Board secretary Arlene Marcinek. The County Fair begins Aug. 6th and runs through Aug. 15h in Crown Point.

TOKYO — At Thursday's Summer Olympics, the women's all-around gymnastics winner was ... not Simone Biles.

The title and gold medal went to Sunisa Lee of the U.S.

Now might be the time to wipe the dust off that pair of binoculars and extract the family telescope from the back of the closet: Saturn is about to put on its best and brightest show, looking spiffier than at any time during the year – a performance that will be followed a few weeks later by Jupiter.

All guests two years and older at Disney theme parks in the U.S. will once again be required to don face masks along with their optional mouse ears while indoors — a precaution against the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Updated July 29, 2021 at 9:28 AM ET

The U.S. economy grew at a strong pace in the spring as the country emerged from the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic. The question now is what happens next, especially as the delta variant continues to spread.

On Thursday morning, the Commerce Department reported gross domestic product grew 6.5% in the period between April and June from a year earlier as the rollout of vaccines spurred a surge in economic activity.

Updated July 28, 2021 at 8:05 PM ET

Google and Facebook will require U.S. employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before returning to the company's offices, the tech giants said on Wednesday.

In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the vaccine mandate would apply to its U.S. offices in the coming weeks and would be required eventually for other locations.

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Senator Chris Coons of Delaware was one of the Democrats who helped get that bipartisan deal over the line. We've been speaking with him throughout this process, and he joins us again this morning. Good morning, Senator. Thanks for being here.

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A bipartisan infrastructure package cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate last night after 17 Republicans, along with 50 Democrats, voted to begin debate on the bill. President Biden praised the vote.

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When award-winning poet Adrian Matejka was working on his latest book last year, he thought we'd be out of the pandemic by the time it would be published.

The book, Somebody Else Sold The World, was released this month — and we're notably not out of the period that's been so difficult for so many of us.

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The nation's No. 2 diplomat came on the line this morning as she circled the world.

WENDY SHERMAN: From Japan to Korea to Mongolia to China to Oman to Switzerland.

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