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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.








NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.




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