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WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing shorter, President Joe Biden launched meetings Wednesday with House and Senate Democrats as Congress worked to bridge party divisions over his big “build back better” agenda ahead of crucial voting deadlines.

Clinton School District officials held groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the addition and renovation to the existing middle school at 115 Milwaukee St., to be named Clinton Elementary School.

New cases of COVID-19 increased sharply in Janesville and Beloit over the last week with both municipalities reporting more than 100 new cases since Sept. 13, according to municipal data updated Monday by the Rock County Public Health Department.

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