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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Officials say one girl died and a second was in critical condition after separate weekend incidents involving rough waters in northwest Indiana along the same Lake Michigan beach.

The girl was pronounced dead Saturday night after she and relatives were swept into deeper waters while swimming along Washington Park Beach in Michigan City. Her name, age and hometown were not immediately released.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that swept through Chicago’s western suburbs, damaging more than 100 homes and injuring several people, was packing 140 mph winds when it hit the heavily populated area.


Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun dropped his objections to Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes after a mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't saying whether he supports efforts by some fellow Republicans in Congress to challenge Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Indiana Sen. Todd Young says he will vote to uphold Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, going against President Donald Trump’s push to overturn the presidential election.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Hoosiers can celebrate National Public Lands Day next weekend by supporting their favorite state property with volunteer work or simply visiting. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. State park properties will have programs for visitors to volunteer as individuals or as part of many events across Indiana, but they can also choose to visit and just enjoy their favorite areas.

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EAST CHICAGO — The School City of East Chicago has laid off 90 employees because of a reduction in state funding after a move to virtual learning. The school board unanimously approved the staffing cuts in a special session meeting Friday night. The "Times" reports the cuts included 23 janitors, 18 special education paraprofessionals, 16 security services staff and 13 bus aides. Superintendent Dee-Etta Wright said the layoffs are intended to be temporary while the district uses virtual learning for at least the first nine weeks of the school year.


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Indiana will have a statewide face mask mandate starting next week, joining many other states in the attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.