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U.S. official: Goal is to take in 110,000 refugees in coming year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will strive to take in 110,000 refugees from around the world in the coming year, a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday, in what would be a nearly 30 percent increase from the 85,000 allowed in over the previous year.

08-30-16 Jim Turpin with Dr. Matthew Gibb, Carle Chief Medical Officer on the selection of Dr. King Li as Dean of @Carle, University of Illinois College of Medicine

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Eight Illini connections at Rio Olympic Games

Eight with UI connections are at the Rio Games. A quick breakdown:

Jill Ellis, United States
Women’s soccer coach

The reigning CONCACAF and FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year has an Olympic favorite in a team coming off a World Cup victory last year.

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:
 

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

Warsaw Marriott

Warsaw, Poland

12:42 A.M. CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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.

Sotomayor on Scalia: 'There is a loss, and you can feel it'

URBANA — Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the Supreme Court on which she serves is very much like a family. And when a fellow justice departs, the dynamics of that family can change.

Sotomayor and the late Antonin Scalia may not have always agreed about their interpretations of law, but she said she still felt sadness at his departure.