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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U of I Engineering Prof Among ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

By Jeff Bossert, with Additional Reporting By The Associated Press

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(Duration: 7:24)

U of I Civil Engineer Tami Bond, one of 21 MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grants

The list of 21 recipients of ‘genius’ grants from the MacArthur Foundation includes U of I Environmental Engineer Tami Bond, who looks at the effects of black carbon emissions on human health.

Categories: Science, Technology






Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

E-Cigarette Industry Prepares For New Federal Rules

By Wayne Pratt

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(Duration: 3:38)

The rapid growth of e-cigarette stores in the St. Louis area and throughout the country might be about to hit a bump. The federal government is considering regulations for the industry. It could have sales of $10 billion by 2017, according to Wells Fargo Securities.

Categories: Government, Health

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Prof. Salaita

By The Associated Press

University of Illinois Urbana Phyllis Wise told a committee of faculty leaders Monday that she regretted the uproar caused by the decision not hire a professor whose Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

By Scott Neuman

Workers unload medical supplies from a USAID cargo plans in Liberia in August.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people, and it could get much worse, according to health officials. That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Categories: Government, Health

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