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REUTERS: U.S. sues Texas, says discriminatory redistricting dilutes Black, Hispanic vote

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Texas on Monday alleging the state violated the Voting Rights Act by creating redistricting...

NPR: San Francisco moves to delay its cannabis business tax to give legal dealers a boost

City officials in San Francisco want to delay the imposition of a tax on lawful recreational cannabis businesses to help them compete...

VOA: Biden to Announce New Restrictions as US Reports First Case of Omicron Variant

U.S. President Joe Biden is due to announce Thursday stricter coronavirus testing requirements for international travelers entering the country, an extension of...

VOA: Europe’s Populist Wave Shows Signs of Ebbing

Is the populist wave in Europe ebbing?  Two populist luminaries, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger,...

VOA: New COVID Variant Detected in Multiple Countries

The new omicron variant of the coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is spreading to other countries, with the World Health Organization...

NPR: Amazon warehouse workers get to re-do their union vote in Alabama

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are getting a new vote on whether to form the company's first unionized warehouse in the United...

NPR: Ohio State is raising millions to erase student loan debt for undergrads

Ohio State University has launched an ambitious, 10-year plan to raise $800 million to eliminate all loans from financial aid packages given to undergraduates.

NPR: Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout

Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina votedon Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a "day of kindness,...

AP: Child is 6th death in Waukesha parade crash; suspect charged

An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday as a result of a man driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee...

VOA: Is the Kremlin Stoking Europe’s Energy Crisis?

Europe's unprecedented energy crunch will worsen during this northern hemisphere winter, increasing the likelihood of power rationing and plant stoppages, industry analysts...

VOA: 600 Migrants Found Crammed Into 2 Trailers Rescued in Mexico

Some 600 migrants from 12 countries were rescued Saturday in Mexico after they were found crammed into two tractor-trailers, the country's National...

VOA:Liberia Native Finds Her Footing as New Colorado Lawmaker

Naquetta Ricks was 13 years old when three soldiers came to her family’s home in Monrovia, Liberia, searching for her mother’s fiancé,...

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Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Boming Yang, of Beijing, was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 151 recipients selected from...

[Urbana] Phillips Recreation Center December Closure

Phillips Recreation Center will close for an annual cleaning from December 13 - January 1. The following fitness classes at the Phillips Recreation...

[Urbana] Sunday Soul Flow

Feed your soul and recharge for your upcoming week during this self-care inspired flow yoga session! Must register in advance.Sunday, December 5th, 3-4pmRegister...

[Champaign] VISITS WITH SANTA

DEC 1, 8, & 10, 2021 - 5 - 7PMTHE VIRGINIA THEATRE Santa Claus is coming to town! The Champaign...