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The bobcat was hunted to near extinction. But protections allowed the population to rise. Now, hunting and trapping is legal in many states, including Illinois. But some conservationists think that goes too far.
Rev. Rob Schenck speaks during press conference in front of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2019. Schenck testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee Dec. 8, 2022 saying that he knew of a leak out of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014.
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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, the Rev. Rob Schenck said he knew the outcome of a pivotal religious freedom decision weeks before the Supreme Court released it in 2014.
Argentina's Julián Álvarez celebrates while holding Lionel Messi after scoring the team's second goal during the 2022 World Cup's Round of 16 match with Australia at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Doha, Qatar.
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UIS professor Yona Stamatis interviewed Illinois Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Trevor Orthmann and Assistant Conductor Jacobsen Woollen about the Holiday Pops in the Heartland concert and the various holiday musical selections which will be featured. The concert takes place at the UIS Performing Arts Center on Dec. 16 and at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 17.
Julia Bullock's <em>Walking in the Dark</em> is one of NPR Music's top 10 classical albums of 2022.
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Discover a broad spectrum of this year's most compelling classical music, from booby-trapped string quartets and chilled-out piano to full-throttle percussion, electric guitars and high-flying vocals.
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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.
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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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