Austin Hansen & Ross Beach/ WNIJ
June 27, 2017

Illinois to Halt Roadwork Without Budget; Travel Ban; Peoria Ag Lab

On the 21st: If Illinois’s budget impasse doesn’t get resolved by the end of this week, hundreds of state-funded road construction projects may be halted indefinitely. Plus, how will President Trump's travel ban affect Illinois? We also spoke with state lawmakers who are fighting to save a national agriculture lab based in Peoria.


Illustration of a humvee on the side of the road in Afghanistan.
Isabel Seliger for NPR
June 12, 2017

Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

NPR journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna died a year ago this week, ambushed on a remote road in southern Afghanistan while on a reporting assignment traveling with the Afghan National Army. Since their deaths, NPR has been investigating what happened, and today we are sharing new information about what we learned. It's a very different story from what we originally understood.


President Trump
Alex Brandon/AP
April 06, 2017

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Syria After Chemical Attack

Updated 8:37pm: President Trump has launched airstrikes in Syria in response to deadly chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the country's president, Bashar Assad, against his own people.

"Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched," the president announced from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla, where he is meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."


President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers at the White House.
Evan Vucci / AP
February 15, 2017

Reports: U.S. Intercepted Calls Between Trump Campaign Staff And Russian Intelligence

Russian intelligence officials made repeated contact with members of President Trump's campaign staff, according to new reports that cite anonymous U.S. officials. American agencies were concerned about the contacts but haven't seen proof of collusion between the campaign and the Russian security apparatus, the reports say.


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