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Donald Trump Jr. says he was impressed by the poor people of India.

During a visit to promote his family's luxury apartments, Trump Jr. had this to say in a television interview with the Indian channel CNBC-TV 18.

The U.S. Supreme Court began churning out opinions Wednesday, producing four decisions — as many as the justices have produced over the past 4 1/2 months combined.

The topics were varied, touching on subjects ranging from gun control to whistleblower protection and terrorism.

A "muddle" on guns?

In a week highlighted by the national gun control debate, the court ruled that a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to illegal firearm possession may still appeal his conviction on constitutional grounds.

In the seven days that have followed the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, students from the Florida campus have moved from terror to grief to activism, inspiring a national youth-led protest against political inaction on gun reform.

On Wednesday, the Parkland students — still mourning and fueled by anger — made their way to the state capitol in Tallahassee to confront lawmakers to demand a ban on assault weapons.

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A psychiatrist says an Illinois teenager accused in a high school shooting that injured one student in September suffers from a defiance disorder and other conditions for which he can't be treated at the state's Juvenile Justice Department.

Carbondale Police are investigating after two people were shot on East Mill Street just before midnight Thursday.

Investigators say one of the victims - 35 year old Brandon Brooks of Carbondale - was killed, and another has been transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

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Mamie Johnson died recently. Most people probably don't know why she is considered a pitching pioneer.

In his annual Black History Month essay, Pete Peterson tells us how Johnson - who wasn't allowed to play in a female professional baseball league - made her mark playing with men in the Negro Leagues.

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SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno says he is reimbursing the university for some moving expenses, after what he calls a misunderstanding.

As China's trillion dollar "Road and Belt" infrastructure initiative continues working to re-shape global trade, a new book, Young China, works to bring a new understanding of China to the world - especially of Chinese millennials known as the Restless Generation.   In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with author Zak Dychtwald about his book and his experience with China and its people.

SCC President Comments on Overspending Accusations

Feb 15, 2018
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Shawnee Community College administration has been accused recently of overspending.

Administration at Shawnee Community College recently came under fire after the purchase of an audio-visual lectern that's cost was nearly fifteen-thousand dollars.

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The Illinois Senate president says the General Assembly may have to bypass the governor again to approve a budget this year.

The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are weighing in on House Speaker Michael Madigan’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against a campaign aide. But, one had to be pressed.

Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida fell on the tenth anniversary of a shooting at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, that killed five students and wounded 17 more.

State Representative Terri Bryant says the activity around the former Murphysboro Youth Center is about to kick into high gear this week.

The Murphysboro republican says a group of employees will start moving in on Friday.

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