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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 06, 2013

Elephant Poaching Pushes Species To Brink Of Extinction

By Christopher Joyce


(Duration: 4:00)


A new study of Central African forest elephants has found their numbers down by 62 percent between 2002 and 2011. The study comes as governments and conservationists meet in Thailand to amend the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Categories: Animals, Environment

AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 05, 2013

TSA Will Lift Ban Of Small Knives, Wiffle Ball Bats Aboard Planes

By The Associated Press

A TSA illustration of knives that will be allowed on planes.

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 05, 2013

Dwight Prison to Close by Month’s End

By The Associated Press

The Associated Press has learned the Illinois women's prison in Dwight will close by March 31 after a complicated move of hundreds of inmates, including the temporary placement of 500 prisoners in gymnasiums.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 05, 2013

Kerry: We’re Trying To Offer Syrian President A Rational Choice

By Michele Kelemen


(Duration: 4:33)

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up his first official overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East. He's shifted U.S. policy on Syria, offering direct assistance to the opposition coalition and non-lethal aid to fighters. He's also offered Egypt's Islamist government $190 million to avert a budget crisis and he's warning Iran that talks can't go on indefinitely.

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