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HUD Secretary-designate Ben Carson, speaking at a Donald Trump campaign event in New Hampshire in August, 2016.
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Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in his incoming administration.

"Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement released Monday. "We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities."

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Legal Issues In the News

Cities that Sue

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, the University of Illinois College of Law's Verity Winship looks at cities that sue. 

Protestors celebrate at Oceti Sakowin Camp earlier today.
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Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The decision essentially halts the construction on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision is also a victory for the thousands of demonstrators across the country who flocked to North Dakota in protest.

Three college basketball players fighting for a rebound.
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Leron Black’s 18 Helps Illini Men Beat VCU 64-46

The Illini men's basketball team won its second straight game, knocking off Virginia Commonwealth at the HoopHall Miami Invitational. Three Illinois players scored in double figures.

A non-GMO shelf label at a Whole Foods store in Portland, Oregon.
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Americans Don’t Trust Scientists’ Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food and suspicion of GMO's -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic.  Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.