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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — Northwestern Indiana residents and environmental advocates say they're perplexed that it took a federal agency two years to release its first report about blood-lead levels in children who live at a lead-tainted Superfund site in East Chicago. That report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found that many young children who lived at the USS Lead Superfund site from 2005 to 2015 were nearly three times more likely to be lead poisoned compared to children living elsewhere in the city. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



WASHINGTON — At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is a regular attendee, as are some other Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal organizations. The goal: figuring out how to derail President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, conservative appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh. Up to now, participants say the strategy sessions have been cordial. Yet with Senate Judiciary Committee hearings just two weeks off, cracks in the alliance are showing. Schumer, D-N.Y., who plans to meet Kavanaugh privately early this week, is methodically building arguments that would help vulnerable Democratic senators in Trump-loving states vote "no," while avoiding explicitly pressing them. By Alan Fram. SENT: 940 words, photo. Moving in Washington news queues.


— STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE: Attendance at this year's Indiana State Fair fell by 5 percent from last year's level but a new single-day record was set.

— MISSING SQUIRREL HUNTER: Indiana conservation officers say a 71-year-old Indianapolis man who went missing during a squirrel hunting trip has been found unharmed after getting lost in the Hoosier National Forest.

— LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH WARNINGS: Officials are warning Lake Michigan beachgoers and boaters about dangerous waves and strong currents and have issued warnings for most of the lake's shoreline in the coming days.

— CHEETAH DIGITAL-EXPANSION: Officials say a marketing software company plans to expand its Indianapolis operations.

— INDIANA ART CONFERENCE: Indiana is holding a 2-day conference for artists from across the state. The 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming will be held Oct. 18 and 19 in Fort Wayne.



INDIANAPOLIS — After a physical practice Friday, the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens will square off for the third time in four days — and this time they will be playing under the bright lights of Lucas Oil Stadium. It will be Andrew Luck's first home game since January 2017. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game time is 8 p.m.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It would be rare for a football player to step on the field with the understanding they might die during the game. Same goes for those playing basketball, baseball, tennis, swimming — almost any sport, really. But that inherent risk is accepted in auto racing every time a driver climbs into a car. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was seriously injured at Pocono Raceway, reigniting a debate on safety measures. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 700 words.


— NCAA-FLORIDA STATE AD: Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving the school to join the NCAA, filling the role vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL. SENT: 130 words.


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