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Newsradio WJPF interview with David England

David England joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Ted Dabrowski

Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute joins Tom Miller to discuss manufacturing job losses in Illinois.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Ron Ellis

Williamson County Commissioner Ron Ellis joins Tom Miller to discuss the county’s budget.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Bart Mann

Herrin Attorney Bart Mann joins Tom Miller to discuss the Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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  • China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call
    China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.
  • Iraq disputes number killed in battle against ISIS
    Iraq's military has disputed UN figures indicating that nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across the country in November, saying the number was "not accurate and much exaggerated."
  • Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer
    One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.
  • Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay?
    If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.
  • Instagram's biggest moments of 2016
    A Pope and a pop star ruled Instagram this year, but they weren't the only popular figures on the social media platform. Olympic icons, caffeinated hashtags, an Oscar-winning actor and smiley-face emojis also were crowd-pleasers. Here's what else we learned cruising through Instagram's 2016 list of the most popular hashtags, emojis, celebrities and moments:
  • Austria: Presidential rerun could see far-right nationalist win
    Austrians go to the polls Sunday to pick a president, with a choice between left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen and anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party.
  • Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love
    His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet.