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Indiana: State of the eastern central United States
Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. It is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state on December 11, 1816. It borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.


"I think that white people should stand up and say racism is wrong" - kids speak on racism [Video]

"I think that white people should stand up and say racism is wrong" - kids speak on racism

North American children share their views on the death of George Floyd and racial equality.

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Sumo inspires U.S. church on social distancing [Video]

Sumo inspires U.S. church on social distancing

U.S. church turns to sumo for social distancing inspiration

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Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse [Video]

Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse

A federal judge ruled that Texas must allow all voters to cast absentee ballots without an excuse. According to Business Insider, this includes Texas’ scheduled July run-off elections. In the past,..

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U.S. auto plants restart their engines [Video]

U.S. auto plants restart their engines

The U.S. auto industry slowly returned to life Monday. As Fred Katayama reports, some assembly plants reopened after the two-month lockdown.

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Alonso is ready to return in 2021, says ex-boss Briatore [Video]

Alonso is ready to return in 2021, says ex-boss Briatore

Two-times world champion Fernando Alonso is ready for a F1 return, his long-time adviser and former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore says.

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Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility [Video]

Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility

Amazon confirmed two more deaths among their workers at its facilities in two different states. According to Gizmodo, lawmakers and activists want the company to release official figures of deaths..

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New COVID-19 Stats Indicates Most States Are Opening Up Far Too Early [Video]

New COVID-19 Stats Indicates Most States Are Opening Up Far Too Early

The number of new coronavirus COVID-19 cases isn't declining anywhere in the US except Alaska. According to Business Insider, that hasn't stopped 32 states from easing lockdown restrictions. Most..

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Church pastor suspended after calling Black Lives Matter organizers 'maggots'

The diocese in Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites"
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New cellphone driving laws go into effect Wednesday in Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota. How effective are similar bans in other states?

Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota will join 22 other states that already require phones be in hands-free mode while driving, according to national data.
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Policy may bar transgender students from Catholic schools in central and southern Indiana

Advocates for LGBTQ youth say the policy could inflict damage on a group of young people already at greater risk for suicide, mental health issues.  
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Georgia Plane Crash Kills 5, Including Two Children

Two 6-year-old children were among the dead. The family was flying from Florida to a funeral in Indiana, the authorities said.
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Former Indiana football player and an 18-year-old killed amid Indianapolis violence

Chris Beaty, 38, managed Indianapolis nightclubs and played football for Indiana. Dorian Murrell, who also was shot and killed, was 18.
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Indiana doctors discuss another side of Lance Armstrong: Cancer fighter

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has a complicated past, but Indiana doctors say he has done more for the cancer community than any other athlete.
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Olympian Lilly King and other pro swimmers train in Indiana pond

Swimmer Lilly King has two Olympic and 11 world gold medals, but she was left scrambling when Indiana locked down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Indiana mattress business adapts to lure customers back

Lauren Taylor is figuring out what’s required to run a mattress store in the age of a deadly pandemic.
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'It really got us through the quarantine': Softball coach unifies Indiana neighborhood

An informal PE class got the neighborhood kids away from their computers and saved them from the "Zoombies."  
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Former Colts, Packers LB Antonio Morrison charged with felony intimidation

Former Colts and Packers LB Antonio Morrison is facing at least one felony charge stemming from a series of erratic disturbances in Carmel, Indiana.
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Indiana Attorney General Suspended by State Supreme Court in Groping Case

Curtis T. Hill Jr., a Republican, had his law license suspended for 30 days after the court found that he inappropriately touched four women at a party in 2018.
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From Churchill to Bon Jovi, U.S. governors channel iconic voices to inspire amid pandemic

In late March when Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was issuing a stay-at-home order and seeking to encourage a sense of community for the tough days ahead, he channeled a figure he knew would resonate..
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AP Top Stories 5P

Here's the latest for Thursday May 7th: 33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit, VP Pence expresses confidence in states' reopening plans, Wildfires in NW Florida, Fatal police..
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Auto Plant Shutdown Spares an Essential: Corvette Parts

Big U.S. automakers have kept the lights on at a few factories, including a General Motors plant in Indiana making the Corvette chassis.
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Pence wears face mask as he tours Indiana plant

This time, he wore a mask. Vice President Mike Pence donned a face covering as he toured a General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility in Indiana. He had come under fire for failing to wear..
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Conservatives Fuel Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdowns

In addition to the “You Can’t Close America” rally in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, modest demonstrations took place in the capitals of Nevada, Indiana and Maryland.
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Anonymous local businesses donate $210K to pay all water and sewer bills in Indiana town

Town manager Joe Renner said the total donation was more than $210,000.  
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Midwest states to partner on reopening economies

Wisconsin's governor and six others in the Midwest say they'll coordinate on reopening their economies. The other states are Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. (April 16)  
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Social distancing at Indiana officer's funeral

Police cars lined the famed Indianapolis Speedway Thursday, as police officers watched the funeral of a slain officer from a distance because of the coronavirus pandemic. Officer Breann Leath was..
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How Biogen Became a Coronavirus ‘Superspreader’

Biogen employees unwittingly spread the coronavirus from Massachusetts to Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina.
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Severe storms moving across the US may bring tornadoes to the South, snow in the Northeast

Many were without power Thursday after storms hit Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The system will continue to bring severe weather to the South, Northeast
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As virus strikes rural Indiana, grief hits home

Three southeast Indiana counties have among the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rates in the US. Sean Durbin is working to stem the spread of the virus in Decatur County, while grieving the..
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Is Hobby Lobby an essential retailer? Some forced to close because of COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders

Some Hobby Lobby locations in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado were shut down after defying states' shelter-in-place orders.
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Evansville Mayor Winnecke ready to be (no) Haircut Hero

Evansville, Indiana Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is willing to sacrifice his perfectly coiffed 'do for the sake of public health, and he insists you do the same.  
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Trump drags GM, Ford into political war over ventilators to fight coronavirus

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co got dragged into the political war over much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the automakers for..
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Coronavirus and Hollywood: Eisenberg travels cross country in RV

Actor Jesse Eisenberg and his family are isolating in an RV headed home to Indiana from Los Angeles. (March 27)  
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Dan Dakich's controversial rant was 'stupid,' but not actionable, experts say

Dan Dakich called a player a 'methhead' and said Scottsburg, Indiana, was full of 'meth and AIDS and needles,' but it likely won't cost him his job.
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5 dead, 1 missing in Indiana after vehicles swept away in floodwaters

Search efforts for the sixth victim were set to resume Saturday in Laurel, Indiana. The incident was initially reported around 5 a.m. Friday.  
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While coronavirus delays adoptions, a family forms anyway

As non-essential hearings are delayed around the country, an Indiana family adopts in the new, impersonal way.  
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Wisconsin gains at least a share of the Big Ten title with victory against Indiana

The Badgers fell behind by nine in the second half but rallied to win 60-56. Their Big Ten tournament seeding will be determined by two games Sunday.
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South Bend Officer Will Not Be Charged in Shooting Death of Black Resident

The fatal shooting highlighted a strained relationship between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and black residents in the Indiana town.
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U.S. pumps $8.3 billion into coronavirus battle as more states report cases

A bill signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will provide $8.3 billion to bolster the country's capacity to test for the fast-spreading new coronavirus and fund other measures to stem an..
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Pete Buttigieg plans to endorse Joe Biden in Democratic primary

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg plans to endorse Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential nominating contest on Monday, shortly after ending his own bid for the White House, a top..
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Pete Buttigieg ends 2020 run for president

Pete Buttigieg has ended his campaign for president with a call for unity. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, fared poorly in South Carolina's primary and said Sunday night that the path had..
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Buttigieg to drop out of Democratic nomination race day after big Biden win

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was preparing to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, an aide said on Sunday, the day after fellow moderate Joe Biden won a..
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Factbox: Six Democrats still in the fight for U.S. presidential nomination

The field of candidates seeking the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination was set to drop to six on Sunday as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg prepared to end his candidacy, according..
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Chicago Cubs' David Bote helps couple with major news

Chicago Cubs' infielder David Bote helped an Indiana couple with their gender reveal at spring training game.  
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Trump picks Pence to lead coronavirus response, critics point out his handling of HIV outbreak

Critics have faulted Pence for what they call his slow and inadequate response to the a 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana.
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Rescuer to driver: 'I'm going to get you out'

One of the good Samaritans who rescued a driver from a burning tanker truck in Indiana describes what happened (Feb. 21)  
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Tanker truck crashes and burns on Indiana highway

A tanker truck has overturned causing a huge fire on a highway in Indianapolis, Indiana. The driver was rescued by passersby and rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. (Feb 20)  
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Pete Buttigieg's campaign raised $6 million in January

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $6 million in January, but has seen his campaign's fundraising rise in the wake of strong performances in early primary contests.
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After nearly 100 years, Indiana amusement park to close, with rides moving to other parks

An Indiana community Tuesday learned the Indiana Beach amusement park is closing after nearly 100 years, with dismantled rides moving to other parks.
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Iowa caucus recanvass doesn't change Buttigieg-Sanders delegate split, but a recount is likely happening

As it stands, Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor, has 13 of Iowa's national delegates and Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has 12.
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Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states

Indiana boy awaiting heart transplant asking for Valentines, man charged with smuggling parrots across Quebec-Vermont border, , and more
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Indiana state employee retires at 102. It wasn't a desk job.

Bob Vollmer worked as a field surveyor, a job of tremendous physicality, for Indiana's Department of Natural Resources.
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Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar locked in close race in New Hampshire: Edison Research

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar appear to be locked in a close race for the lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary,..
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Bittersweet reunion at Indiana: 'That's not the Bob Knight I know'

It was bittersweet for nearly 50 former Hoosiers who played for Bob Knight, whose health and memory are an issue. "That's not the Bob Knight I know."
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On the trail: Sanders, Buttigieg race across New Hampshire ahead of vote

Democratic U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, a former Indiana mayor, exchanged barbs on Sunday in New Hampshire, two days before the state's voters pick their choice to take on Republican..
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On the trail: Sanders, Buttigieg spar ahead of next Democratic vote

Democratic U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg exchanged barbs on Sunday in New Hampshire, two days before the state's voters weigh in on who should win the right to..
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Joe Biden campaign ad takes swing at Pete Buttigieg before New Hampshire primary

Biden's campaign ad draws side-by-side comparisons of his time as vice president to Buttigieg's record as former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
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