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Ryan Newman's Latest Terrifying Crash Sends Him To Hospital

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 that hospitalized him with non-life threatening injuries. Newman is a South Bend native. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his race car. He remains in serious condition. The wait for the update was excruciating for fellow NASCAR drivers and fans across auto racing. Safety crews rushed to Newman's No. 6 Ford and worked to get the 42-year-old...

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NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Is Now Taking Entries

NPR has announced that the annual Tiny Desk Contest is now taking entries. In 2014, NPR launched the Tiny Desk Contest: a nationwide search to find the next great undiscovered musician to come play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR. Winners also go on tour with NPR Music, in partnership with NPR Member stations across the country. Previous winners have gone on to sign to major labels, perform across the world and even win Grammy awards. And while there is only one yearly grand prize winner, every...

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Legislation to ban handheld cell phone use while driving appears headed to passage after a Senate committee easily approved the measure.

That’s even as some lawmakers seemed to lower expectations Tuesday about the bill’s potential effectiveness.

Banking Giant HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs Amid Restructuring

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British bank HSBC announced plans Tuesday to cut nearly 15% of its global workforce — some 35,000 jobs — and shed $100 billion in investments as it refocuses on growth markets in Asia.

Interim CEO Noel Quinn says the world's seventh-largest bank had a resilient performance last year but that parts of the business, including Global Banking and investment markets in Europe and the U.S., "are not delivering acceptable returns."

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Indiana workforce agencies recognized career education programs, students, and business partnerships across the state Tuesday at the 2020 Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence ceremony in Indianapolis. 

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and the Office of Career Connections and Talent hosted the awards ceremony. Students from high schools and colleges were nominated by teachers for recognition. 

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PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials say that about 200 fish found dead Sunday in a northwestern Indiana river likely died due to natural causes.

The dead shad were found near a Portage, Indiana, marina along the East Branch of the Little Calumet River.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources' communication director, James Brindle, says all indications suggest the fish died from “a natural event."

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The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy Tuesday morning. The organization is facing some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were abused while in the program.

BSA says the bankruptcy will allow them to create a ‘Victims Compensation Trust.’ To pay victims and provide them with counseling.

 

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President Trump has commuted the sentence of the ex-governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who has been imprisoned since being convicted on corruption charges over his attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President Barack Obama.

On Tuesday, the White House announced that Blagojevich is among 11 people who will be receiving clemency.

Mississippians had been braced for historic floods after days of heavy downpours. When the Pearl River crested in Jackson on Monday, the water was 8 feet above flood stage — but that was lower than many had feared.

John High has diabetes, which led to his leg being amputated below the knee two years ago. He's been using a wheelchair since then, and hasn't gotten used to having to work out solutions to everyday problems — such as getting in and out of the shower in the small rental house he shares with his son in Norman, Okla. But when he hears a tornado siren blaring out its high-pitched warning he feels a spasm of fear and dread. In this situation, he's on his own.

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The music duo perform songs from their self-titled debut album, which draws on the music of the '30s and '40s. "There is a timeless quality to these old standards," Vilray says.

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Musical Arts Indiana Presents 'Do You Hear The People Sing? Songs Of Stage & Screen' On Feb. 29

WVPE is a media sponsor of Musical Arts Indiana which will bring young voices to the stage at LangLab in South Bend on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29. LangLab is located at 1302 High Street, South Bend, IN. The event which starts at 7:30pm will feature Broadway and and opera stages. Music from Les Miserables , Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Godspell, Lord of the Rings and The Polar Express will be featured. As for opera, choruses by Puccini, Bizet, Mascagni and Verdi will be performed....

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'Gem Of The Ocean' At The South Bend Civic Starts Feb. 21

WVPE is a media sponsor of the South Bend Civic Theatre presenting the Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson. Set in 1904 in Pittsburgh, the production explores how African Americans have moved forward after slavery. Gem of the Ocean runs February 21st to March 1st at the South Bend Civic. More information about the show, including how to get tickets, is available here.

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