This Is the Story of a Man Who Jumped Into Lake Michigan Every Day for Nearly a Year

He started one Saturday as the pandemic was raging. Then he just kept going, never mind Chicago’s winter.

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Ice Floe Rescues and Highway Crashes Cap a Bad Week of Winter Weather

A cold front swept through parts of the Midwest this week, wreaking havoc on highways in Iowa. Bitter cold is in the forecast.

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What Month Is It? Pandemic Scrambles the Travel Calendar

With more families working and studying remotely, resorts are dangling attractive rates, enhanced Wi-Fi and the charms of autumn as reasons to forget summer is ending.

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Bald Eagle Sends Government Drone Into Lake Michigan

A Michigan state environmental agency, which is abbreviated E.G.L.E., lost a $950 drone in the aerial battle.

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Unusual ‘Derecho’ Storms Rip Through Midwest

The powerful storms, which covered hundreds of miles, brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.

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Meet the Man Who Spun the Media, Scammed Followers and Named Himself King

Miles Harvey’s “The King of Confidence” recounts the fascinating history of the 19th-century grifter who ruled over a breakaway religious colony.

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