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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 29, 2014

Edward Snowden Is Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

By Bill Chappell

Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians.

Saying that Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Former Parkland Professor In Super Bowl Doritos Commercial

Jason Croft

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This Sunday, many will be watching the Super Bowl not just for the game itself but for the commercials that surround the broadcast. One personal in particular who will be watching is former Parkland College Theater Professor and professional actor Jim Coates. He is in a commercial vying for a one million dollar prize from Doritos.

Categories: Art and Culture, Sports





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

By Bill Chappell

The new farm bill includes provisions to help livestock producers hit by natural disasters and extreme weather. Here, cattle stay warm in a barn in Illinois during this month's cold weather.

Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say. If enacted, it would close the gap left when the previous farm bill expired late in 2013, after an emergency extension lapsed.

Categories: Agriculture, Politics
Tags: farm bill


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