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Nation/World

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Jan. 29, 2017

Since 2007, it's been known as the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, named in honor of Ronald Reagan's press secretary, a 1962 University of Illinois political science grad left permanently disabled by a John Hinckley bullet.

Local teachers embracing presidential inauguration

In Bob Lindsay’s classroom at Fisher High School, small photos of the first 43 U.S. presidents line one wall. A larger portrait of President Barack Obama takes up space on the wall next to a 49-star American flag.

On Friday, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, a smaller portrait of Obama will join the other 43 and a large photo of Trump will take Obama’s former space.

Fort Lauderdale airport shootings: 5 dead, 8 injured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into custody in an attack that sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the tarmac, authorities said.

Authorities gave no details on a possible motive for the shooting.

Presidential transition glance: Speaking of speeches

On Mondays between now and Inauguration Day, we’ll spotlight storylines leading up to Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th president. Today: A trip down Memory Lane

With a few exceptions, presidential inaugurations aren’t often especially memorable.

Ohio State says attacker was student at school

UPDATED AT 3:25 P.M. CT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on reports of an active shooter on the Ohio State University campus (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.

Top of the Morning: Nov. 14, 2016

On Mondays, we tell stories about our pictures. This week's photo comes from Marcus Jackson:

UPDATE: Train crashes into N.J. station; 1 dead, over 100 hurt

UPDATED AT 1:20 P.M.

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

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.