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President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April.
Jim Watson
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Two of Illinois gubernatorial candidates react to the search of former President Donald Trump's home, Springfield teachers reject contract and Cook County Judge vacates Marilyn Mulero's wrongful murder conviction
A student pilot and flight instructor prepare to take off on a training flight outside of Phoenix.
David Schaper/NPR
Airlines blame a shortage of pilots for widespread cancellations and reduced service. Would allowing pilots to keep flying past age 65 and reducing the 1,500-hour flight training requirement help?
Springfield International Folk Dancers
Photo from the Springfield International Folk Dancers
The Springfield International Folk Dancers are a local group that perform dances from various countries and cultures. Patti Daniels and Steve Linscott from the dance group spoke to Community Voices about the process of learning dances and how the community can participate.
Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower on Wednesday in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation.
Julia Nikhinson
"I once asked, 'If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?' Now I know the answer to that question," Trump said in a statement. He called the case a politically motivated witch hunt.
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Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA's Los Angeles Black Tie Gala January 27, 2018.
Robyn Beck
AFP via Getty Images
English-Australian singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73. She was one of the the biggest pop stars in the 1970's and early 1980's.
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