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PODCAST: Michael LeRoy on partisan judge elections

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Prof. Michael LeRoy examines the role of partisan politics in the election of judges.


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Fellow Republicans still waiting for Trump's promised cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot.

Turkey strikes IS targets in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish artillery shelled Islamic State targets across the border in Syria for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, a senior Turkish official said, amid reports that Turkey-backed Syrian rebels are preparing an offensive against an IS-held border town.

Private lives exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.

UN: North Korea planted mines near border village

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The American-led U.N. Command in South Korea on Tuesday accused North Korea of planting land mines near a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

Rauner to sign bill to punish gun trafficking

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner will move to clamp down on rampant gun violence in Chicago Tuesday, when he signs legislation to punish people convicted of trafficking firearms into Illinois with prison sentences of up to 30 years.

Biden tells Baltics to disregard Trump threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

10:25 a.m.

Vice President Joe Biden is telling Baltic leaders to disregard Donald Trump's threats not to defend NATO allies.

Trump's stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential.

U.S. soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier was killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb on Tuesday during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the U.S. military said.

The military's public affairs office in Kabul said the attack took place in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, and that six Afghan soldiers were wounded.

Unit 4 board hires search firm for Wiegand's replacement

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board has hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to help find it a new superintendent once Judy Wiegand retires at the end of the school year.

It'll pay the IASB's executive search firm $22,400 to conduct its national search. The expenses break down into four categories:

— Base rate for a district of Champaign's size: $9,900.