Funerals Wednesday for 3 of 5 slain Dallas police officers

DALLAS (AP) — Funerals are set to begin for the five officers slain by a sniper during a protest last week in downtown Dallas.

Poll: Most young people dislike GOP's Trump, say he's racist

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Trump and family meet with Pence amid swirl of VP talk

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Transcript of Obama statement on shootings

A transcript, provided by the White House, of a statement after police shootings this week in Minnesota and Louisiana:


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PODCAST: Vikram Amar, UI College of Law Dean, on SCOTUS decisions

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Virkam Amar, Dean for the University of Illinois' College of Law, weighs in on Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the term.


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Rifles similar to one used in Orlando massacre on sale at area stores

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The same type of assault-style rifle authorities say is responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — and others before it — was selling for $579.99 Sunday at a Champaign retailer.

Allen Strong talks about his 1915 Packard

Allen Strong of Urbana talks about his 1915 Packard that was used as a pace car in the 1915 Indy 500.

Troy Gentle's top Indianapolis 500 moments

With the 100th running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing set for its first green flag Sunday at 12:19 p.m. — pre-race activities begin about an hour before that — contributor Troy Gentle looks back at some of the most memorable moments in the event’s storied history:

Kentucky Derby preview with Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker called Kentucky Derby wins by Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quiet (1998) in his role as track announcer at Churchill Downs and was an NBCSports Radio analyst for last year’s win by American Pharoah. The Altamont native, whose father, Carl, revitalized the University of Illinois horse farm, will be back on the call Saturday.

Boston Marathon record holder supports McFadden

CHAMPAIGN — Jean Driscoll knew the call was coming. And why.

The eight-time Boston Marathon winner watched another Illini racer take title No. 4 on Monday.

Tatyana McFadden, the dominant athlete in the women’s wheelchair division, is halfway to Driscoll’s Boston record.