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NPR: President Biden extends student loan payment freeze through May 1

On Wednesday, President Biden announced that pandemic relief for about 41 millionfederal student loan borrowers will be extended once again until May 1. 

VOA: War Ends in Afghanistan but Uncertainty, Starvation Loom

The stunning Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August and the chaotic final U.S. military withdrawal from the country later that month marked...

VOA: US, Russia to Hold Talks in Bid to Ease Ukraine Standoff

Russian and U.S. negotiators will hold talks in January to discuss Moscow’s demand that NATO halt its eastward expansion into the countries...

NPR: As omicron surges, these states and cities are focused on giving out free COVID tests

In Lowell, Massachusetts, a long line of cars snakes around the local middle school. The reward at the front of the line:...

REUTERS: Omicron delivers another uncertain holiday season to pandemic-weary Americans

Americans face an uncertain and anxiety-filled holiday season for the second consecutive year, as the highly contagious Omicron variant threatens to intensify...

BBC: Record numbers of young Guatemalans migrate north, leaving families in limbo

It was the early hours of a brisk October night when a van rolled up to María de la Cruz López Vásquez's...

VOA: Foreign Disinformation Stokes Fears of Violence in US

Ongoing efforts by foreign intelligence services and global terrorist organizations to seed the United States with disinformation appear to be working, raising...

NPR: Powerful typhoon hits Philippines, nearly 100,000 evacuated

A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines on Thursday and was blowing across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people have been...

VOA: Britain, Pakistan Urge Collective Response to Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

Britain and Pakistan Tuesday advocated a collective international response to scaling up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, which is facing mass starvation and...

VOA: Tornado Recovery Efforts Continue in Kentucky Amid Struggle to Assess Damage

Efforts to restore power and attend to the needs of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by tornadoes in the U.S....

NPR: The Arctic has a new record high temperature, according to the U.N.

The United Nations' weather agency has officially recognized a new record high temperature for the Arctic, confirming a reading of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4...

NPR: For kids grappling with the pandemic’s traumas, art classes can be an oasis

School's a little different this year, so art teachers are using their classes to help kids cope. After spending months...

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[Urbana] Check out the new sculpture at Meadowbrook Park!

Be sure to head out to Meadowbrook Park and the Timpone Family Tree Grove, and check out Suzi's Garden.  The sculpture was fabricated...

[Champaign] RESTAURANT WEEK

JAN 28 - FEB 5The Champaign County Area Restaurant Week is back! Discover local flavors at over 25 restaurants across the county...

[Urbana] Free injury screenings this winter and spring

Have nagging pain? Tweak something shoveling snow or working out? You have the chance to get a free injury...

[Champaign] ALL ABOUT MOVIES

AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE January Is All About Movies at the Virginia Theatre. Here's what you can catch on...