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Moline Artist & Bronze Recreate Civil War Soldier

A new, bronze statue to honor soldiers killed in the Civil War is complete. But it'll take more time and money to put the soldier back on display. Wednesday afternoon, Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos unveiled the re-creation of the marble statue of a Civil War soldier which used to stand atop a 35-foot pedestal in front of the courthouse.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Saturday in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto.

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For this weekend's "Big Story" in the Quad-City Times, reporter Barb Ickes shares what she saw while touring tunnels beneath a number of area schools.

Visitors to the National Mall this weekend will encounter a wall of bright red poppies, installed to commemorate the men and women who have died in uniform in the century since World War I.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. John Bird tells NPR the project uses 645,000 synthetic flowers — one for each American killed in an international conflict since the start of World War I — pressed against acrylic panels, which are backlit for dramatic effect.

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon who later chronicled the experience as an artist, died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86.

Bean was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing, in 1969.

Rose McGowan says she would "absolutely" like to testify if given the chance against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan spoke to NPR's Michel Martin a day after the mogul turned himself into police in New York after months fighting sexual abuse investigations.

"I have had to have his arm around me and smile in photos," McGowan says on Weinstein embracing her at public events. "The cameras would flash and you're just kind of out of your body and 'don't cause a scene and just go with it' because what else are you going to do? You're trapped.


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The people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal its restrictive abortion ban by changing the country's constitution.

The results were announced Saturday evening, local time: Out of the more than 2 million people who participated in Friday's referendum to overturn the Eighth Amendment, which bans nearly all abortion in the socially conservative country, 66.4 percent voted for repeal and 33.6 percent voted against it.

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