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Vienna High School Part of Pilot Program to Help With Vocational Educaton

A program is being revived in Illinois to help high school students become college and career ready. Job's for America's Graduates - or JAG - is running...

Trump Nominates Kelly Craft, Ambassador To Canada, For U.N. Post

Craft's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations follows State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's withdrawal from consideration.

California Couple, Parents Of 13, Plead Guilty To Abuse, Torture, Imprisonment

David and Louise Turpin face 25 years to life behind bars in an abuse case the DA said was "among the worst ... ever seen." It included charges of starving and shackling children to furniture.

Microsoft Workers Protest Army Contract With Tech 'Designed To Help People Kill'

They say Microsoft's contract "crossed the line" into weapons development for the first time and that the company is failing to inform its engineers "on the intent of the software they are building."

Botswana Weighs Lifting Hunting Ban, With Eye On Reducing Elephant Population

A government group recommends elephant hunting resume within limits, and also calls for the animals to be slaughtered for meat used in pet food production.
Music News

Dominick Argento, Literature-Loving And Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dead At 91

Argento began his career in earnest in the '60s, before rising to international prominence in the '70s for works that often mined the written word for inspiration.

R. Kelly Under Arrest On 10 Charges Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois

The R&B star singer has been dogged for decades by allegations that he has sexually abused underage girls and women. Kelly now faces 10 counts of abuse.

Judge Rules Against State Department In Same-Sex Couple's Citizenship Lawsuit

Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The State Department has maintained that one is a U.S. citizen and one is not. A judge sided with the couple.

Virginia Republicans Plan Hearings For Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Sexual Assault Accusers

GOP members in Virginia's General Assembly plan to hear from women who allege that Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago. Fairfax denies the allegations.

Netflix Buys Rights To Stream Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth'

The film's release has been a major event in China. Will overseas audiences by charmed its big-budget special effects, too?

HPV Vaccination Health Fair At Jackson County Health Department

The Human Papillomavirus is spread from skin contact and mucus membranes from someone who probably doesn’t know they’re infected. The Jackson County...

Breakdancing In The Olympics? Paris 2024 Organizers Say, 'Oui, Garçon!'

Discussing "le breakdance" this week, Paris organizers said it speaks to young people — and that the sport's dance battles will be a hit in the 2024 Summer Games.
Body Cameras

Lawmaker Proposes BodyCam Requirement for Elected Officials

A Republican in the Illinois General Assembly says all elected officials in the state should be required to wear body cameras while conducting...
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WSIU News (AM Update - 2/22/2019)

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, February 22:

Wild Southern Illinois: The Comments of Dr. Mike Baltz.

Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz talks about the story of the Bald Eagles.
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WSIU News (AM Update - 2/21/2019)

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, February 21:
Community Events

WSIU Almanac: February 21st, 2019.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 2019 Home Show this Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon's Times Square Mall. To learn more:...
Springfield IL

Salukis Take the State Capitol

As Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address, Southern Illinois University Carbondale students traveled across the capitol...
Bill Backlog

Gov. Pritzker Delivers First Budget Address

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker delivered his first budget address Wednesday in Springfield. The governor reiterated his desire to lead the charge to...

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