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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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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2013

Neighbors: Lupita Garcia

Illinois Public Media’s "Neighbors" series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 3:47)

Lupita and Valente Garcia

Student enrollment among Latinos in the Arcola School District is growing fast, and recently the first Hispanic was chosen to lead the parent-teacher organization at the local grade school.

Categories: Community, Education

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