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February 06, 2019 - News Local/State

The Messy Roots Of The U.S. Trade War With China

The U.S. trade war with China, now approaching a year, is often framed as hurting manufacturing and agriculture the most. But that’s mainly collateral damage in an international struggle over power and technology that has its roots in the Cold War, when China was still considered a largely undeveloped country.


Surrounded by environmental advocates, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs and executive order making Illinois the 18th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance on January 23, 2019.

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January 24, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Latest State To Join U.S. Climate Alliance

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order making Illinois the 18th state to join the Unites States Climate Alliance on Wednesday. The alliance was created when President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate change agreement back in 2017. 


President Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday.

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January 09, 2019 - News Local/State

FACT CHECK: Trump’s Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats' opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government.


Robert Mueller leaves a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017.

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December 09, 2018 - News Local/State

All The Criminal Charges To Emerge So Far From Robert Mueller’s Investigation

The special counsel investigation has resulted in criminal counts against more than 30 people and three Russian entities. And while the final outcome of the Mueller probe remains far from certain, it has already generated new insights into how Russia targeted the election, the presidential transition and Trump's business empire.


William Bernhard and David O'Sullivan

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November 09, 2018 - News Local/State

E.U. Ambassador Discusses Iran Sanctions, Dangers Of Nationalism

European Union ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan was on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana for a public talk Friday. The visit was part of the 17th annual European Union Day organized by university’s European Union Center.


Nikki Haley at the United Nations in New York.

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October 09, 2018 - News Local/State

Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday.


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