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AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn

By Amanda Vinicky

Illinois' largest public employees union has made an about-face in its attitude toward Governor Pat Quinn. Over the weekend, AFSCME leaders endorsed him during a meeting in Peoria. It's a classic case of going with "the devil you know."

Categories: Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 15, 2014

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Neuman

French President Francois Hollande (R), and Iraq President Fouad Massoum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.

World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in neighboring Syria.





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.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.


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