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VOA: Afghan Farmers Continue Growing Opium Poppy as Taliban Sends Mixed Signals on Poppy Eradication

Farmers in Afghanistan say that they will continue to grow poppy amid uncertainty over the Taliban’s poppy eradication policy. 

NPR: Starbucks workers form their 1st union in the U.S. in a big win for labor

Starbucks workers have voted to form their first U.S. union. Workers from one store in Buffalo, N.Y., voted to...

NPR: Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law as legal fights move forward

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed abortion providers to challenge the Texas law that essentially bans abortions after about six weeks. Separately, the...

VOA: US Agrees to Force Migrants to Stay in Mexico While Asylum Claims Considered

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it will comply with a court order and reinstate a program to force migrants...

VOA: Two US States Drop ‘Demeaning’ Terms for Immigrants; More Consider It

Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother's residency card as a child: alien.

BBC: Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader in widely criticised trial

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules, in the first of...

REUTERS: New York City mandates shots for all private businesses amid Omicron spread

New York City declared on Monday that all private-sector employers must implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates for their workers, as the highly transmissible...

REUTERS: Biden and Putin head into Ukraine talks with scant room for compromise

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have a chasm of mutual distrust to bridge when they hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday...

REUTERS: Mourners put wreaths on coffins of Indians mistakenly killed by security forces

 Indians outraged by the security forces' mistaken killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland state held funeral rites for the dead on Monday amid intense...

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...

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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...