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News Local/State - September 04, 2018

WATCH: Brett Kavanaugh Opening Statements

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin Tuesday. Watch them live in this video from NPR, or listen to live special coverage hosted by NPR's Rachel Martin.

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News Local/State - September 04, 2018

Study: Most Young Adults Lack Financial Literacy, Opportunities

A new study from the University of Illinois finds that a majority of surveyed young adults lack basic financial skills and access to mainstream financial institutions. The study's author said the findings point to a need for more financial education for young adults. 

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The 21st Show - September 03, 2018

Universal Basic Income; Artificial Intelligence In Hiring; Gravitational Waves

On this encore, Labor Day edition of The 21st: Universal Basic Income is the idea that giving residents a fixed amount of money on a regular basis — with no strings attached—is a good way to address poverty and inequality. Now, one Alderman wants to launch a pilot program in Chicago. Plus, how companies are using artificial intelligence to filter out resumes and ultimately determine who gets an interview. And, we hear from a Northwestern astrophysicist about black holes and how she first got started in astrophysics.

View of the Dakota Access Pipeline being installed near New Salem, North Dakota.

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News Local/State - September 02, 2018

Corps: No New Impacts Found In Dakota Access Pipeline Review

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday completed more than a year of additional study of the North Dakota-to-Illinois Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the work substantiated its earlier determination that the pipeline poses no significant environmental threats.

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News Local/State - September 01, 2018

WATCH: Senator John McCain Ceremony At National Cathedral

 The late Sen. John McCain will be honored at an expansive ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will give remarks, along with McCain's longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others. Three of McCain's children will give readings, and Renee Fleming will perform "Danny Boy" at the late senator's request.

An Air Illinois DHC-6 Twin Otter.

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News Local/State - September 01, 2018

The Crash Of Air Illinois Flight 710

A look back at the fatal plane crash 35 years ago this fall that marked the beginning of the end for Air Illinois, Carbondale-based commuter airline.

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