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REUTERS: Ukrainian troops hold out as Russia assaults Sievierodonetsk wasteland

Ukrainian forces were holding out in Sievierodonetsk on Tuesday, resisting Russia's all-out assault to capture a bombed-out wasteland that Moscow has made...

VOA: In Commonwealth, Queen’s Jubilee Draws Protests, Apathy

After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. But...

VOA: Drought Affects Almost Half of Somalia as Famine Looms  

At a news conference in Mogadishu, Somalia’s special envoy for humanitarian issues on Monday said more than six million Somalis were affected...

NPR: How the newest federal prison became one of the deadliest

Bobby Everson was nearing the end of his decade-long federal prison sentence, but he feared he wouldn't make it home alive.

REUTERS: Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacre

The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting...

VOA: Biden: With Mass Killings, Even Gun Control Opponents Want New Curbs

WASHINGTON —  U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that mass shootings in the United States “have gotten so bad”...

NPR: Progressives take a leaf out of the conservative playbook to target school boards

A lot of people who run for school board are parents or teachers; 19-year-old Maryam Zafar is neither. "I...

VOA: Uvalde: Visitations, Funerals and Burials, One After Another 

It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break....

VOA: Lincoln Memorial Turns 100

Dedicated on May 30, 1922, the stately Lincoln Memorial in Washington is a beloved symbol of the United States. It honors America's...

VOA: EU Agrees to Ban Majority of Russian Oil

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday that an EU embargo on most Russian oil imports will mean Russia gets...

VOA: Supreme Court Limits Review of Some Deportation Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal courts cannot revise immigration judges’ decisions in some deportation cases, even when the government...

VOA: US Launches Program to Capture, Analyze Evidence of Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program to capture and analyze evidence of war crimes and...

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[Urbana] Power of Parks 5k

Run Your Race: July 18 - July 29Any Location | All Ages | FREE CODE: 675 | REGULAR CODE: 676Register NOW through...

[Illinois] Get Ready for #WelcomingWeek2022

Get ready for #WelcomingWeek2022!Whether you’re an organization, individual, or local government, you can participate in the 10-year anniversary...

[Urbana] Teens Only FRESH Hangout Zones

Friday June 24, 3-5:30 pmBlair Park (Meet at Pavilion) Urbana Park District is hosting FRESH Hangout Zones just for teens this...

[Urbana] Play Days in the Park

Select Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm All Ages & AbilitiesThe Urbana Park District Staff will be bringing the fun to YOU on select Thursday evenings...