Uhuru Kenyatta
(Jerome Delay/AP)
March 09, 2013

Kenya: Kenyatta Wins With Slim Majority

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the nation's last vote — was certified as the winner on Saturday of Kenya's presidential election by the slimmest majority — 50.07 percent.


March 09, 2013

Afghan Bombers Strike During Hagel Visit

Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the U.S.-led NATO force hands over the country's security to the Afghans.


March 08, 2013

Race Street Bridge Over Boneyard Closing For Replacement

Motorists depending on Race Street for travel between downtown Urbana and University Avenue are asked to use Broadway instead, while a bridge over the Boneyard Creek is replaced, as part of Urbana's Boneyard Improvements Project.


 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 08, 2013

Former Illinois Governors Back GOP Chair Pat Brady

Two former Illinois governors say state Republican party bosses would be wrong to oust the GOP chairman following his public support of same-sex marriage, especially as the party looks ahead to the 2014 governor’s race.


Vice President Joe Biden swears in CIA Director John Brennan
(David Lienemann/The White House)
March 08, 2013

John Brennan Is Sworn In As CIA Director

John Brennan has been sworn in as the director of the CIA, becoming the third key member of President Barack Obama's new national security team.


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