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HUD giving UIC, IIC $2.7 million to study health hazards

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $1.7 million and the Illinois Institute of Technology is receiving $1 million from the federal government to look for ways to educate the public about housing-related health and safety hazards.

Army Corps proposes new hurricane protection plan for Texas

Associated Press

The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed 14-foot-high natural sand dunes in the latest version of its up to $32 billion plan for protecting the Houston and Galveston areas from hurricane-related storm surges.

Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

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An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, shakes hands with a member of the agriculture industry who attended a town hall meeting on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

- Associated Press

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Director of governance and strategic initiatives Andy Pergam talks during a University of Utah speech Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Pergam, a Facebook executive says a new quasi-independent oversight board will soon be weighing decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on the platform in a "very public way." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

- Associated Press

A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday.

FILE - In this June 30, 2011 file photo, Oracle president Mark Hurd at an Oracle event in Redwood City, Calif.   Oracle as confirmed Hurd has died, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He was 62. Hurd had led two high-profile Silicon Valley companies, computer maker Hewlett-Packard as well as software company Oracle. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62

- Associated Press

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause. Hurd was on medical leave, which Oracle announced in September .