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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2014

Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

By Bill Chappell

A new report lists more than 800 complaints made against U.S. Border Patrol agents; most include physical abuse. Here, an agent patrols the U.S.-Mexico border fence at in San Diego, Calif., last year.

Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. The accusations include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 11, 2013

University YMCA Loses Funding From Catholic Church

By Sean Powers

The YMCA on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus says it has lost support from the Catholic Church over its connection to a group that supports same-sex marriage.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2013

Obama Calls For Budget, Immigration Reform By Year’s End

By Scott Neuman

Barack Obama

President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.


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