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LIVE COVERAGE: House Intelligence Committee Hearing

Mar 20, 2017
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Today, FBI Director James Comey and the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Mike Rogers, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch begins with opening statements on the same day, then really gets rolling on Tuesday, when Senators begin questioning the nominee.

WCBU and the NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. This live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents. Stay with us for live coverage here, or on WCBU 89.9 FM or HD-1. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -  Gov. Bruce Rauner put his annual budget speech on a short hold because of problems with the teleprompter.

Morton Police: Security Breach Linked to Russia

Feb 1, 2017
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Morton School District was the target of a cyber-attack Tues., allegedly linked to Russia. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - The executive director of the Illinois Republican Party says the FBI told the state party months before the presidential election that some of its email accounts may have been hacked last year.

Nick Klitzing says the FBI raised questions with the state party in June about four inactive or rarely used accounts. However, the FBI didn't tell the state party the possible hacking was part of a larger federal investigation into alleged Russian activity in the U.S. political system.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has met with officials in Ukraine to offer his support in their fight against pro-Russian rebels.

The invasion of Crimea has virtually undone all the good will Russian President Vladimir Putin put into the Winter Olympics. That's according to U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Speaking in Normal, Durbin said Putin spent $51 billion on the Olympics, only to see the investment wither away in a matter of days.