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Top of The World

Bloomberg to debate, Erdoğan threatens Idlib operation and what’s up with Trump and the DOJ

Top of The World: For the first time, billionaire Mike Bloomberg will join Democratic candidates for president on the debate stage this evening in Nevada. Also, passengers of the quarantined Diamond Princess are disembarking the cruise ship today, though 79 new cases of the novel coronavirus were announced onboard. And in Jerusalem, a Palestinian running group is raising awareness about decades of restrictions on the freedom of movement.

Global Politics

Blagojevich Back in the Headlines

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff, John Harris, has plead guilty to fraud charges in a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago. For more The Takeaway turns to Rob Wildeboer for WBEZ in Chicago.

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Global Politics

Mr. Burris goes to Washington

Roland Burris, the would-be or could-be junior Senator from Illinois, makes his Washington, D.C. debut today. For a preview of this power struggle on the Hill we turn to Clarence Page, a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

Global Politics

Illinois Senate impeaches Blagojevich

In a 59-0 vote, the Illinois State Senate ousted Governor Rod Blagojevich yesterday and barred him from holding public office in the state again. Though the former governor made a closing statement in his own defense, senators were unmoved.