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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Tammy Duckworth is still breaking down barriers. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly-white, mostly-male Senate. With a baby due in April, she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office. Along with her legislative and political goals, the Illinois Democrat is adding a new one: educating the Senate on creating a workplace that makes room for new moms.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Several weekend flights were delayed or canceled at an Illinois airport after a man tried to use a stolen vehicle to ram the main terminal and breached security. The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport in central Illinois says in a news release that the man was taken into custody and to a hospital after the incident early Saturday. The airport was closed for a few hours. The man's condition wasn't immediately clear, nor whether he had been charged.

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a man was seriously injured in a fire that broke out on the 52nd floor of Chicago's former John Hancock Center. The Chicago Fire Department says the fire was reported in a condominium about 5 a.m. Sunday and was contained to that unit.

CHICAGO (AP) - Scientists from the Chicago Zoological Society and a team assembled by the Reproductive and Behavioral Sciences Department at the St. Louis Zoo are using artificial insemination in an effort to improve the genetic diversity of the Mexican wolf population. The Chicago Tribune reports that the wolves have been endangered since 1976. Now, scientists at Brookfield Zoo are utilizing new reproductive tools and technologies to advance the recovery of the Mexican wolf.

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