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I-74 Project Team: Proposed Detour Would Save Money, Avoid More Delays

The I-74 bridge project team wants to know what you think about a proposed detour for Illinois-bound traffic. On Wednesday, the team held an open house using a video and many posters to explain the plan which may be implemented next year.

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On Dec. 26 last year, in a town surrounded by tea and rubber plantations in central Sri Lanka, residents discovered Buddhist statues had been vandalized on the side of the road. In the middle of the night, some saw young men speeding away on motorbikes after they'd shattered glass cases protecting the statues and hacked off the stone and marble Buddhas' noses and hands.

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with special assistant to the president Steven Groves about the two articles of impeachment the House Judiciary committee is marking up.

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Practically everyone is frustrated by high prescription drug prices. Voters have made clear they want Congress to do something about them.

The House of Representatives is voting Thursday on a bill that tries to deliver on that. It's highly unlikely to get through the Senate, and the White House has announced that President Trump would veto it if it came to his desk.

Is Trump profiting off the presidency?

It's a question that has dogged President Trump since he first took office, and it is gathering momentum again, even as the impeachment saga and Trump's dealings with Ukraine dominate the headlines.

A trio of lawsuits claiming that Trump's business dealings are violating the Constitution have been ping-ponging in federal courts for months, but all three cases are now advancing to critical stages.

On Thursday, lawyers representing convicted 26-year-old Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will go before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals to argue that their client did not receive a fair trial in 2015. They will also ask that the death penalty in this case be rescinded.

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