FCC weakens media ownership limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own two broadcast TV stations in More...

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By United Press International On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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GOP billionaire donor Mercer leaves firm, sells stake in Breitbart News

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Conservative billionaire donor Robert Mercer on Friday announced he will step down as co-CEO of a $97 billion investment fund and sell his stake in Breitbart News. In a letter to investors, More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Donated tree, tornado exercise, repair work among items of business in Raymond board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the financial meeting held by the Raymond Village Board held on Monday, October 16, an update was presented regarding the cleaning of the fire hydrants and water tower, further More...

By United Press International On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Facebook release: We’re now requiring disclosures for political ads

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook on Friday said it is going to start requiring buyers of political advertisements to verify their identities and disclose who paid for the ads. The move brings Facebook More...

By United Press International On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Burundi completes withdrawal process from International Criminal Court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPI) — Burundi officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court on Friday, a year after the government initiated proceedings saying the court was biased against African nations. The More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Conservative student group sues SIUE administration for restricting freedom of speech

EAST ST. LOUIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A conservative student group filed suit against Southern Illinois University officials Wednesday for restricting student expression and freedom of speech on the Edwardsville More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from October 2 to October 15, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between October 2 and October 15, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: David L. Hicks, 44, of Nokomis was cited for breach More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in Michigan

DETROIT (UPI) — Kid Rock clarified Tuesday on The Howard Stern Show that he will not be running for Senate in Michigan in 2018. “[Expletive] no I’m not running for Senate. Are you [expletive] More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Straub: Gas tax is a potential boiling point for Illinoisans

BURR RIDGE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is slowly becoming unrecognizable in the eyes of Mickey Straub. “We’re losing at least one person every eight minutes now that’s moving out of the state because More...

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