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July 11, 2018

After Hospital Closure, A Missouri Community Tries to Fill The Gap in Health and Jobs

Twin Rivers is the fourth rural hospital to shutter in Missouri in the past four years. The surprise closure has left the 31,000 residents of Dunklin County—the second poorest in the state—scrambling to find medical care while local physicians rush to provide services and elected officials ponder ways to replace the loss of one of the county’s largest employers.


AP/Seth Perlman

July 10, 2018

Gov. Rauner’s Earnings And ICE Facilities; STEM Summer Camps For Girls; IL’s Heartbreaking Moments

On the 21st: We talk about a recent story which found that Gov. Rauner earned money from a health provider that works with ICE detention facilities. Plus, STEM summer camps for girls, and what can be done to encourage girls to pursue those careers as they grow up.  And, we go over some of the most heartbreaking moments of Illinois history with our friends at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum.


Brett Kavanaugh being sworn in as a federal judge by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006.

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July 10, 2018

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Pick For The Supreme Court?

President Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — often thought of as the second-most-powerful court in the country — to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.


President Donald Trump, and his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Alex Brandon/AP

July 09, 2018

Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Court, Setting Up Fight With Dems

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.


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