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Newsradio WJPF interview with Rep. Terri Bryant

State Rep. Terri Bryant joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Michael Frerichs

State Treasurer Michael Frerichs joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch to discuss the new ABLE program.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Rep. Brandon Phelps

State Rep. Brandon Phelps joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Mike Pinto

Southern Illinois Miners General Manager Mike Pinto announces another special event at Rent One Park. Golfers will be excited about this one.

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  • Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric February 21, 2017
    BEIRUT (AP) — France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance.
  • ‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in Belgrade February 21, 2017
    A trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally.
  • Brazil's race to save drought-hit city February 21, 2017
    The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last […]
  • U.S.-Mexico border shooting case at Supreme Court today February 21, 2017
    The Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday in a dispute over a Mexican family’s ability to sue a U.S. Border Patrol officer who killed their son in a cross-border incident. Both governments filed briefs in the case, on opposite sides of the dispute.
  • Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall February 21, 2017
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.
  • Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital February 21, 2017
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.
  • Woman Rescues Cop By Jumping on Attacker's Back: 'This Is a True Hero Right Here' February 21, 2017
    Vickie Williams-Tillman jumped on the back of a man beating a cop, authorities.
  • Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York February 20, 2017
    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to a hospital shortly before his death. A U.S. government official, […]
  • ‘Not My President’s Day’ protests break out across the U.S. February 20, 2017
    On President’s Day, thousands of people in cities around the country turned out in protest of President Trump at rallies dubbed "Not My President's Day." The protesters took to the streets to declare their opposition to President Trump’s policies.
  • Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism February 20, 2017
    By Drazen Jorgic MALAM JABBA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban. The Taliban declared skiing "un-Islamic" during their 2007-2009 reign […]

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