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Former President Carter Brings Human Rights Mission to Illinois

By Rachel Otwell

Former president Jimmy Carter made a stop in Jacksonville Tuesday and spoke to over 2,000 people about his quest for peace and human rights. He spoke in a crowded gymnasium at Illinois College.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Salaita Supporters Say Would-Be Professor’s Case Is Far From Over

By Hannah Meisel

Supporters of Steven Salaita hold signs and chant outside the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.

Supporters of a would-be University of Illinois professor say they're not going to stop protesting a week and a half after the Board of Trustees voted to not hire Steven Salaita. A few dozen of the professor's allies on campus showed up to rally and speak at an Academic Senate meeting Monday.

Categories: Education, Human Rights

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

By The Associated Press

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Bill Chappell

Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 16, 2014

Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

By Richard Knox

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United States border patrol agents monitor a fence in Hidalgo, Texas. Two congressmen, from Texas and New Mexico, are seeking a review of some agency policies.

U.S. Reps. Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Steve Pearce of New Mexico are looking for answers to their questions about the Border Patrol. These Southwest representatives, one Democrat and the other Republican, have neighboring districts along the U.S.-Mexico border.



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