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Racy Allegations Prompt Ryan to Drop Ill. Senate Bid

Republican Jack Ryan announces he will end his campaign to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. In a press release, Ryan says he decided to pull out "to avoid a brutal scorched-earth campaign" over racy allegations in his divorce with actress Jeri Lynn Ryan. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Tony Sarabia of Chicago Public Radio.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.