Newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is leaving his post as CIA Director to take the job.
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March 13, 2018

Trump Replaces Sec. Of State Tillerson With CIA Director Pompeo

(Updated at 9:59 a.m. ET) President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday morning in a tweet that followed a year of frequent tension between the two leaders. Trump said he is nominating CIA director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson's replacement, which requires confirmation by the Senate.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Provost Andreas Cangellaris
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March 12, 2018

U of I Provost Apologizes After GEO Strike

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas Cangellaris apologized Monday after he said he received criticism of his actions during the recent strike by graduate student workers.

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March 12, 2018

Tariffs, The Steel Industry And Farmers; ‘The Brain Scoop’; Angel Sides; State Politics Update

On The 21st: How are tariffs on steel affecting both the steel industry and farmers in Illinois? Plus, we speak to scientist and creator of The Brain Scoop Emily Graslie about a new butterfly species that has been named after her. Also, we hear from 13th Congressional District candidate Angel Sides. But first, we get our Illinois politics update from Natasha Korecki and Mark Maxwell. 

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March 12, 2018

Meet The Democrats Hoping To Unseat Rep. Rodney Davis In The 13th District

Illinois' 13th Congressional district—which includes all or part of 14 counties stretching from central to southwestern Illinois, including Champaign, Springfield, and Bloomington—is currently represented by Republican Rep. Rodney Davis. He's not facing a primary challenger, but there are five Democrats hoping to unseat him in November. But first, they need to get the most votes in the March 20 primary. 

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