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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

By Scott Neuman

Workers unload medical supplies from a USAID cargo plans in Liberia in August.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people, and it could get much worse, according to health officials. That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Categories: Government, Health


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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.




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