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From left: ABC reporter Quincy Howe, Sen. Estes Kefauver and Gov. Adlai Stevenson in a still from the first TV debate between two presidential candidates. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has one of two known copies of the broadcas
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In Rare Debate Footage, Seeds Of Modern Politics

On Monday night, Americans sat down to watch one of the most anticipated presidential debates in the country's history. It happens to fall on the anniversary of the first and most famous presidential debate -- between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. But that was not the first time two presidential candidates went before T-V cameras together.

Undergraduate students Immanuel Campbell and Marques Webster create signs during a "Call To Action" event on the University of Illinois Main Quad on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
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The 21st Show

Conversations On Police Violence; Immigration In 2016 Election; Racial Health Inequities

On the next 21st: We'll talk about how conversations about recent police violence are changing. Plus, we'll discuss the trends driving fear of immigration in the 2016 election and talk with two medical doctors about why low-income racial minorities die of cancer at higher-than-average rates.

In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.
Rogelio V. Solis, File/Associated Press.
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Gill Denied By U.S. Supreme Court In Bid For 13th District

The country's high court has denied David Gill a place on the November 8 ballot as an independent candidate in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the physician's request Monday. Gill says he plans to appeal to a different justice.

The scene in the 300 block of East Green Street around 1 a.m. Sunday.
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Five People Shot, One Killed, After Shooting Near U Of I Campus

Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other near the University of Illinois Campus. Police say in a news release that they believe the two shootings may be related. The person who died is identified as George Korchev of Mundelein. The other three were taken to a hospital for treatment of what police called non-critical gunshot wounds.