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Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The band was scheduled to appear Aug. 27 at the DuQuoin State Fair , but Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration canceled the appearance last week. — ABC News
An officer with the Atlanta Police Department was fired Monday after she was accused of stealing $500 from a shooting victim in Georgia last month. Former officer Keisha Richburg's role with the agency was terminated after an internal investigation was sparked after accusations arose from the deadly shooting on June 19, the department confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday. — Fox News
NASA has responded to recent reports of “lost” Apollo 11 Moon landing tapes, but is adamant that no footage of the historic mission has been lost. “With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, reports have resurfaced that NASA lost some precious video footage of that first moonwalk,” the space agency explains in a statement on its website. "There is no missing video footage from the Apollo 11 moonwalk," it adds. July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. — Fox News
It was a totally normal Tuesday in Chicago's Humboldt Park until someone spotted an alligator lurking in the park's lagoon. What started as a few eyebrow-raising photos turned into an intensive search as the Chicago Police Department and the city's animal control raced to find the animal. Sure enough, gator business was afoot. The police "independently confirmed the alligator is in the lagoon," Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Gugliemi said via Twitter. "State reptile specialists say it is between 4 and 5 feet long." Gugliemi said the reptile would be humanely trapped and relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation. — CNN