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UIS Innovation Center
Blake Wood - UIS Public Relation
After renovations, the building is set to open in 2025 as the home of the UIS Innovation Center, one of 15 hubs of the Illinois Innovation Network.
Thanks to a recent win by incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, Democrats now control the Senate by a 51-49 margin — one more vote than they've had since 2020.
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Warnock's win now gives Democrats firm control of the Senate and makes life easier for them in a number of ways --among them: a cushion in trying to pass bills and assured committee control.
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Yves Doumen, founder of Motherland Gardens discusses how this community service organization is growing and offering diverse food.
China's New Silk Road project is lending out billions to countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa to build and upgrade railways, ports, pipelines, power grids and highways. Above: A Kenya Railways train pulls shipping containers as it departs from the Mombasa port station.
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China doles out much cash for infrastructure. It must be repaid. Is that frustrating for recipients? A new survey has a surprising answer. But skeptics wonder: How honest were the participants?
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Oleh Mahlay, the artistic director of the Bandurist Choir, conducts members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and Ukrainian Children's Choir at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday.
Fadi Kheir
A Ukrainian chorus first performed Shchedryk in the U.S. in 1922. A century later, during another fight for freedom, Ukrainian singers performed the folk song at the site of its North American debut.
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