President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, waves as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in advance of Friday's inauguration.
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January 20, 2017

NPR Live Coverage: Inauguration Day

Follow our live coverage for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall, and for analysis on what the day's events mean for the world. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.


Timothy Koritz, who was named the next chairman of the U of I's Board of Trustees in Thursday's meeting.
University of Illinois
January 19, 2017

U Of I Trustees: New Chair Named, Enrollment Plan Starts, New Calls for ‘Sanctuary’ Campus

The University of Illinois' Board of Trustees is has launched an initiative to boost system-wide enrollment to more than 90,000 students by 2021. Thursday's meeting also saw the election of a new Trustees' chair, Dr. Timothy Koritz, and approval to freeze in-state tuition rates for a third straight year. Meanwhile, a number of students are again calling for the U of I to declare the school a 'sanctuary campus' to help those who are in the country illegally.


Former Texas Governor Rick Perry in Washington DC on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Carolyn Kaster / AP
January 19, 2017

In Rick Perry Energy Hearing, Questions Likely On Nuclear Security, Environment

When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for his confirmation hearing on Thursday, his first test could be whether he remembers the name of the agency he's been picked to head.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is one of three agencies Perry proposed eliminating when he was running for president in 2011. During a debate, he successfully listed the Department of Commerce and the Department of Education. But he couldn't bring to mind the name of the third agency — the Energy Department.


University of Illinois Willard Airport Executive Director Gene Cossey talks with reporters on Wednesday's helicopter crash.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 18, 2017

No Injuries In Willard Helicopter Crash During Training Exercise

The two occupants of a small training helicopter walked away without injury after it crashed at the University of Illinois’ Willard Airport around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Willard Executive Director Gene Cossey says during a landing procedure, they lost control of the aircraft, which skidded down the runway and flipped over. 


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