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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Former Olympians Blair, Savoie Weigh In On Sochi Winter Games

by Jeff Bossert and Scott Cameron, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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Matt Savoie practices at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship Colorado Springs in 2006.

Illinois Public Media spoke with Champaign native and Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, who's representing the U.S. in Russia, as well as Peoria native and former figure skater Matt Savoie.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

By Don Gonyea

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United Farm Workers - immigration rally

A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 09, 2013

Afghan Bombers Strike During Hagel Visit

By The Associated Press

Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the U.S.-led NATO force hands over the country's security to the Afghans.



BBC - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2013

US Extends Aid to Syrian Rebels

Escalating carnage increases pressure for western intervention

By the British Broadcasting Corporation

The US is to step up its support for the Syrian opposition as it fights to topple President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says.


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