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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2013

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

By Elizabeth Shogren

Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss., seen under construction on Nov. 13, 2012. Carbon dioxide will be captured from this plant and used to stimulate production of oil from existing wells.

The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2013

Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like Cards

By Krishnadev Calamur

Pope Francis

Pope Francis, in a wide-ranging interview with 16 Jesuit publications, says "the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards" if it continues to focus on narrow issues such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2013

ACLU Posts Fed-Collected ‘Suspicious’ Activity Reports Online

By Martin Kaste

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In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on

With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world; they're called suspicious activity reports.




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