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For a span of some four months earlier this year, demonstrators swarmed Venezuela's city streets in protest of ballooning inflation, diminishing food and President Nicolas Maduro's tightening grasp on power — until, that is, Maduro's efforts to derail the opposition bore fruit. By August the protests ebbed from view, as a new lawmaking body packed with Maduro's preferred politicians took the country's reins.

Still, while the protests have all but disappeared, the economic woes that helped inspire them remain as obstinate as ever.

The Trump Organization is severing ties with the controversial Trump SoHo building in New York City.

The development, which is a hybrid hotel-condominium building where owners of units can only live in their properties for a certain amount of time each year, has the potential to be a thorn in the side of President Trump — linking him to murky financing arrangements, allegations of fraud and a Russian-born developer with a criminal past.

Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

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After UPS announced that it would enact surcharges during peak holiday delivery times, online retailers have been considering their options carefully.

Now a few have arrived on a solution: Give that gift a few more days to arrive, and we'll reward you!

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SIUC's Faculty Senate has approved a resolution against part of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's reorganization proposal.

Leaders of Carterville's school district have filed suit against the village of Cambria over a controversial taxing district approved last week.

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This is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the SIH Cancer Institute is launching a public information campaign about the importance of screenings.

Longtime Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati has died.

Utilities across the country are taking time this week to warn customers about the threat of scammers.

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A revision to SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's campus reorganization plan is circulating - and he says it takes into account some criticisms and suggested changes.

WATCH: Attorney General Sessions on Capitol Hill - 11/14/17

Nov 14, 2017
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department. He is also likely to face questions about Trump campaign contacts with Russia. Watch the hearing live and learn about the key players and terms that will likely be raised.

Live Stream Will Begin at 10am ET.

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Researchers are reporting the first sighting of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois in 30 years.

Just when you thought the state’s controversial battle over school funding was over, it turns out there’s a few technicalities that need to be addressed.

The Phonics of Cairo concert is a joint effort between the Carbondale Park District and the SIU-C Student Center to bring the community and the university together.  WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with Carbondale Park District executive director Kathy Renfro about the show that will benefit the park district.

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