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BBC: How a boy from Vietnam became a slave on a UK cannabis farm

It was a horrifying death for the 39 Vietnamese nationals found in the back of a trailer in an industrial park in...

NPR Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Encourages Election Interference

Weeks before the first votes of the 2020 presidential election, Americans report a high level of concern about how secure that election...

CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that...

CNN: State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused

Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels.

BBC: Why Japan is so successful at returning lost property

Cultural norms, complex religious influences and friendly neighbourhood police officers make losing something in Japan no big deal. But does this tell...

NPR: CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports

Three U.S. airports will begin screening passengers from Wuhan, China, for symptoms of the new strain of coronavirus — named 2019-nCoV — that has...

NPR: Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not...

NPR: Liang Jun, China’s Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a...

CNN: Putin may be following Xi’s lead, but he’s nowhere near as secure as the Chinese leader

Two decades after he first took power, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears poised to stay on for the foreseeable future.

Unstoppable

Billy Dec owns restaurants, acts and produces movies, does podcasts with NBA stars, prepares meals on "The Today Show," hangs with David...

Parisa Tabriz, ’05 ENG, MS ’07 ENG, is Google’s Browser Boss

As a senior engineering director overseeing Google Chrome, Parisa Tabriz helps keep your computer safe against assaults by bedroom hackers, hostile...

NPR: 6 Democrats Debate In Iowa: Here’s What You Need To Know

We're up to the seventh debate, and down to six candidates. The leading Democratic presidential candidates return to the...

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CHICAGO THEATRE WEEK

February 13 – 23 Experience Chicago’s fearless theatre scene for just $15 or $30 (or less!) from Feb....

[Illinois] Feb 27 Murray Perahia Concert at Krannert Center Canceled

Pianist Murray Perahia has announced the cancellation of several performances due to illness, including his February 27 appearance at Krannert Center for...

Media advisory: U of I to unveil giant ‘Block I’ at O’Hare

The University of Illinois will unveil one of the largest, most visible landmarks at the world’s busiest airport. As part of its “Power...

[Champaign] Two Dog Parks = Two Fobs

There are two dog park in the CU area.  The Urbana Park District's dog park is located on Perkins Road in northeast...