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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

by NPR Staff

A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2014

Rock Island Sheriff Pleads, Resigns After Cyberstalking Charges

By Jim Meadows and The Associated Press

The sheriff of Rock Island County has resigned his post and dropped his re-election bid, after pleading no-contest to charges connected with cyberstalking.

Categories: Criminal Justice


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014

Trustees Reject Salaita Hire On 8-1 Vote

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

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Backers of Prof. Salaita at the U of I Trustees meeting.

The University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn after he posted controversial, anti-Israel comments on Twitter.



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