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VOA: China’s Economy Contracts Sharply in April on Lockdowns

China's retail and industrial production dropped sharply in April, as lockdowns across the country kept consumers from shopping and factories from producing...

VOA: Russia: 959 Ukrainian Troops Surrender in Mariupol  

Russia’s defense ministry said Wednesday 959 Ukrainian troops have surrendered this week at the last stronghold in the besieged port city of...

VOA: What is the Great Replacement Theory?

In a 180-page missive posted online before the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, alleged gunman Payton Gendron wrote that...

NPR: Finland and Sweden formally submit NATO membership applications

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland, Sweden have officially applied to join the world's biggest military alliance, a move driven...

NPR: Scandal-plagued Rep. Madison Cawthorn is ousted in North Carolina primary

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a freshman Republican who's been beset by scandal since taking office last year, has been ousted in a heated...

NPR: The Buffalo community honors victims of the Tops shooting and calls for big change

The community in Buffalo, N.Y., continues to grieve and heal after Saturday's mass shooting by coming together. On Tuesday, in an...

VOA: 44% of China’s Imprisoned Journalists Are Uyghurs

A group of U.S. House lawmakers introduced a resolution on Tuesday, World Press Freedom Day, which named countries including China, Russia and Belarus as...

VOA: Afghanistan Poverty Bears More Child Brides

For several months Pashtana kept rejecting marriage proposals made for her 14-year-old daughter, Zarghona, until she had to make a final decision. 

CNN: The best products we’ve tested in April: Mechanical keyboards, robot mops and more

CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be those mechanical keyboards, ergonomic mice or robot mops — to find the absolute best...

NPR: A lawmaker wanted to refer to himself as ‘The Patriot’ on an election ballot

A Republican lawmaker who wanted to refer to himself as "The Patriot" on the ballot can't use that nickname, the Oklahoma Election...

REUTERS: Uber to Wall Street: We’re not Lyft

 Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) on Wednesday said it had no need to boost incentives further to lure more drivers and forecast a strong second...

VOA: North Korea Launches Probable Ballistic Missile

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Wednesday, Japan and South Korea reported, the latest in a series of tests that have upset...

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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...