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Newsradio WJPF interview with Rep. Dave Severin

State Rep. Dave Severin joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Sen. Paul Shimpf

State Sen. Paul Schimpf joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Brad Cole

Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview about the SI Men’s Expo

SI Men’s Expo spokesmen Tom Harness and Kevin Hunsperger join Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

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  • Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans February 25, 2017
    By Justin Mitchell ATLANTA (Reuters) - After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader on Saturday to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the political opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. The 447 members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the […]
  • Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash February 25, 2017
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.
  • U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges February 25, 2017
    The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along […]
  • Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort' February 24, 2017
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.
  • Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes February 24, 2017
    By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference […]
  • Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government February 24, 2017
    ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
  • Uber blasts Google, claims self-driving car lawsuit is a ‘baseless attempt to’ slow Uber down February 24, 2017
    Not ever one to back down from a fight, it took Uber less than 24 hours to respond to a lawsuit alleging that it misappropriated extremely sensitive and proprietary technical data from Waymo, Google's self-driving car division. In a statement provided to Business Insider, Uber vehemently denies all of the allegations. Not only that, Uber […]
  • Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight February 24, 2017
    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday. The study marks President Donald […]
  • Details emerge of Republicans' plans to replace Obamacare February 24, 2017
    By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks. Republicans have yet to agree on a single detailed policy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the signature […]
  • Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree February 24, 2017
    By Ahmed Aboulenein ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia's Evangelical Church and church […]

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