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AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

AG: Won’t Prosecute Reporters for Doing Their Jobs

By The Associated Press

 Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., center, flanked by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

Contradictions Between Iowa, Illinois Show Uneven Employment

By Mike Moen

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On Friday, the Labor Department will release May jobs data, giving economists a better read on the national labor market. But this much they already know: Unemployment is very uneven, with some states still running nearly double-digit unemployment rates and others hitting full employment. The contrast is especially great between booming Iowa and hard-hit Illinois.

Categories: Economics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

NSA Reportedly Mines Servers of U.S. Internet Firms for Data

By Bill Chappell

The National Security Agency's website

For six years, the National Security Agency has been able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

Champaign County Homes Sales Up Nearly 10% From Year Ago

A nearly 11 percent increase marks 15 consecutive months of existing home sale growth.

By Jim Meadows

Sales of existing homes in the Champaign County area for the month of May rose by 10.94 percent from the same month last year. 

Categories: Economics






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