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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed Tuesday that her office is "actively investigating" threats against members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.

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President-elect Joe Biden stressed a return to multilateralism Tuesday as he introduced key national security and foreign policy appointees and nominees for his incoming White House Cabinet, moving forward with the traditional transition process even though President Trump still hasn't formally admitted defeat.

At an orphanage in Mosul, Iraq, the woman and the girl sitting on the long, gray sofa communicate mostly through touch — the girl leans against the woman, playing with her blue bead bracelet. The woman smiles as she removes the bracelet and puts it on the child's own slender wrist.

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Heartland Offers New Test For IBS Patients

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Heartland Regional Medical Center is introducing a new, non-invasive tests for patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

The hydrogen breath test works by measuring the amount of gases in the breath after a patient is given a sugar solution.

Doctors estimate between ten and fifteen percent of the population suffers from IBS, which is characterized by abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements. It’s unknown what causes IBS.

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his most recent nominees and appointments for his incoming administration. Among his choices are Antony Blinken for secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas for homeland security secretary and Avril Haines for director of national intelligence. Watch his announcement live.  

WSIU News Morning Update (11/24/2020)

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Dan Klefstad and Leah Lerner report the new for this morning, November 24th.

After Pfizer submitted its application for a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week, Illinois public health officials have continued preparing locations to store and distribute the vaccine that could be released to frontline hospital workers in a matter of weeks.


One of the experimental drugs that President Trump received while he was battling COVID-19 has been approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.

The drug, made by Regeneron, is the second antibody treatment to win emergency use approval from the FDA.

Illinois state officials are reminding local governments of a December 1 deadline to submit applications for federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor J-B Pritzker says he encourages communities -- no matter how small -- to take advantage of the Local CURE funds, which Congress approved in its COVID-19 relief package last spring.

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A central Illinois man who pleaded guilty to making a threat against Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to undergo mental health counseling.

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The federal courthouses in the Southern District of Illinois will generally be closed to the public until further notice, except for special settings.

Chief District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel says the additional restrictions for the Benton and East St. Louis courthouses are due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Governor Mike Parson says Missouri's hospitals are struggling to cope with rising COVID-19 cases.

The Newman Center in Carbondale had to make some changes to their Thanksgiving Day meal because of COVID-19 restrictions.

For more than 50 years the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University has opened its doors on Thanksgiving to anyone that doesn’t have a place to go.


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