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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 23, 2013

Fighting Stream Of Terrorist Capital, Kenya Cracks Down on Somali Businesses

By Gregory Warner


(Duration: 8:23)

People walk down a market street in Eastleigh

U.S. counterterrorism efforts include choking off the flow of cash to extremists, and urging friendly countries to help. But in Nairobi, Kenya, suspicion of Somali money — and an increase in terrorist attacks — has prompted a country-wide crackdown, with Kenyan police accused of extortion and arbitrary arrests of thousands of Somali refugees.

Categories: International Affairs

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

Shula Neuman

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 23, 2013

Assembly Hall Fee on U of I Student Ballot

The $2.1 million fee would go towards renovations estimated at $160 million

By The Associated Press

University of Illinois students will vote next month on a $25-per-semester fee administrators hope will raise funds to help pay for Assembly Hall renovations.


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