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Brian Mackey
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Gov. JB Pritzker this week reiterated his goal of changing the state's gun laws.
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the 2022 World Cup quarterfinal match against the Netherlands on December 09, 2022.
Catherine Ivill
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Lionel Messi led Argentina to a quarterfinal victory over the Netherlands in a penalty kick shootout. Messi had a goal, an assist and scored in the shootout. Argentina will take on Croatia next.
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Kate McKenzie
NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS
This I Believe Illinois is NPR Illinois' annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. During the Meet the Authors event we watch the chosen essayists share their statements of beliefs.
Kylon Hooks
Kylon Hooks
Experts in the HIV field agree that that lack of trust contributes to people of color facing much higher rates of infection and death related to the disease.
FKA twigs' mixtape <em>Caprisongs</em> is NPR hip-hop and R&B editor Sheldon Pearce's top album of the year.
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In a year when the industry bet on fresh tech and virtual worlds, NPR's hip-hop and R&B editor found these albums powerfully immersive all on their own.
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Céline Dion performing in 2019, the year her world tour was original scheduled to begin. It has since been delayed repeatedly, first due to the pandemic and then because of muscle spasms that have now been diagnosed as stiff-person syndrome.
Rich Fury
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The singer repeatedly postponed performances in the past year because of severe muscle spasms. In a tearful Instagram post, she revealed she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
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