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NPR: A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

In 1971, newly assigned to cover the Supreme Court, I was reading a brief in what would ultimately be the landmark case...

In person or by mail? What to consider in choosing how to vote

Americans want a safe way to vote in this year of pandemic, but may be equally anxious that their vote gets counted....

Have we gone too far trashing politics?

It’s easy to despair the workings of American politics, especially in the midst of crisis or a contentious campaign. But politics itself...

BBC: Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones,...

What’s different about recent athlete protests?

There’s nothing new about political protest in sports, but the recent athlete-led game boycotts or strikes following the shooting of Jacob Blake...

Should government do more for the working poor during pandemic?

Editor’s note: Robert Bruno is a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the director of the Labor...

Will a coronavirus vaccine be a cure-all?

Editor’s note: Global health authorities are frantically pursuing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the hope that it will allow everyone...

Where does the U.S. withdrawal leave the World Health Organization?

Editor’s note: The Trump administration gave formal notice in July that it intends to withdraw from the World Health Organization – an...

Reuters: Billionaire Sumner Redstone, media mogul who headed Viacom, dead at 97

Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his father’s movie theater chain and built it into an...

Obituary: Olivia de Havilland, star of Hollywood’s Golden Age

Dame Olivia de Havilland, who has died at 104 in Paris, was one of the last survivors of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Why is the NFL team in Washington, D.C., changing its name?

The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. The name is being retired. Jay Rosenstein, a Center for...

Can Major League Baseball owners, players avoid another work stoppage?

Editor’s note: Daniel A. Gilbert is a labor and history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of the 2013 book “Expanding the Strike...

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[Illinois] Enrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methods

Students, faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are asked to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or a...

[Illinois] SOMI: IN THE ABSENCE OF THINGS | Dec 1-8

A Short Film Written and Performed by SomiDirected by Mariona LloretaTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7pm CT/8pm ETPresented also in partnership...

[Champaign] Hometown Holiday Shop & Stroll

Dec. 1 - 20Sponsored by Christie Clinic Shop local this holiday season during our Hometown Holiday Shop &...

[Urbana] Candy House Creations at Home!

Saturday, December 5, 1-4pmMake at your house!All Ages - Under 15 with adult Get into the...