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News Local/State - March 26, 2018

IDPH Discuss Change to School Health Exams

A year ago, lawmakers decided to change school health examination requirements. They added screenings for social and emotional development, but the details are still being worked out.

People marching at Douglass Park in Champaign to advocate for stronger gun control laws.


News Local/State - March 24, 2018

Images From C-U ‘March For Our Lives’

Organizers say more than 700 people came to Douglass Park in Champaign to push for stronger gun control laws, despite winter weather warnings that included snow, sleet, and high winds.

Eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler of Alexandria, Va., was among the young people who rallied the crowd in Washington, D.C.

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News Local/State - March 24, 2018

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Gun Control Across The U.S.

Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings.

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The 21st Show - March 23, 2018

Future of Artificial Intelligence; Mindfulness In Schools; Teaching The Trail Of Tears

On this special encore edition of The 21st: How are schools looking at mindfulness and meditation to help students succeed? Plus, we'll learn how local educators in southern Illinois are teaching the Trail of Tears, which ran through that part of the state. But first, we talk to Microsoft director Eric Horvitz about the future of artificial intelligence.

Zanden Duncan, 18, a senior at Central High School in Champaign, and Elizabeth Singer, 17, a senior at University of Illinois Laboratory High School, are among the student organizers of a protest calling for lawmakers to enact stricter gun control me

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News Local/State - March 22, 2018

C-U High School Students To Protest For More Gun Control

Students from eight high schools in the Champaign-Urbana area will stage a demonstration Saturday to call for stronger gun control measures. The protest is one of hundreds of similar events happening across the country, including Washington D.C., under the moniker “March For Our Lives.”

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News Local/State - March 22, 2018

Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Resign, Be Replaced By John Bolton

(Updated at 7:07 p.m. ET) National security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is leaving the Trump administration, the president announced on Twitter Thursday evening. "I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend," the president wrote. Trump also said former Amb. John Boltonwill replace McMaster in a change that takes effect April 9.

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