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Uber's license to operate in London expires in eight days — and London's transportation agency says it won't be renewed, citing a range of problems that make the company "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license."

The issues raised by Transport for London include Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

Uber says it will appeal the decision. Transport for London had been considering granting Uber a five-year license. The company was first licensed in London in 2012.

Tensions continue to mount at the University of California, Berkeley, where a conservative student group is planning to host an event it's calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday.

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The first half of Ken Burns' 10-part PBS series on the Vietnam War aired September 17-21 on WSIU-Television. The second half of the series will begin on September 24.

In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how a trip to Vietnam during the war changed the life of a future Major League Hall of Famer.

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The Mattoon community is recovering from a shooting at the high school Wednesday that left one student injured and another in custody.

A licensed therapist says it may take a long time for people to process their emotions.

A report from an Illinois agency says residents who buy insurance on the state's health care exchange could see rate increases for the lowest-priced plans by 2018.

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The Vietnam War was a time of much change in America that still echos through our country's culture nearly 50 years later.  Les Arbuckle spent nearly two years of his life growing up in Saigon at the start of the Vietnam War. His father was stationed there and signed on the air Saigon's Armed Forces Radio station. Arbucfkle talks with WSIU's Jeff Williams about being a teenager in Saigon and his new memoir, Saigon Kids: An American Military Brat comes of Age in 1960's Vietnam.

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Mattoon police say Wednesday’s shooting at Mattoon High School was carried out by one student, who is in custody.

One promise heard repeatedly during debate over the state's new school funding plan was "no red numbers," meaning any legislation that would make a district lose money was dead on arrival.

The Carbondale and Herrin Police Departments have partnered to investigate a series of recent armed robberies that have occurred in both towns.

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St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro is undergoing the first major modernization of its emergency department since 1994.

Phase one of the project is almost complete. It features eight new rooms, including two designed to treat behavioral health patients.

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Police have a student in custody, following a shooting Wednesday morning at Mattoon High School, in which another student was injured.

Published reports say one person is in custody after a shooting at Mattoon High School Wednesday morning.

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