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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 10, 2014

Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

By Jon Hamilton

Children play in an open space in Barkedu, Liberia.

Ebola is threatening to reverse years of educational progress in West Africa. The virus has kept school closed for months in a region where literacy rates are low and school systems are only now recovering.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 09, 2014

Germany’s Merkel: Fall Of Berlin Wall Shows Dreams Come True

By Scott Neuman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit place candles to commemorate victims at the Berlin Wall Memorial Site.

A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall that split East and West Germany came down, Chancellor Angela Merkel said its destruction shows dreams can come true and "nothing has to stay as it is."




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin, Oberweis Spar Over Immigration, Ebola In Debate

By Sean Crawford and Yolando Perdomo, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

US Senator Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis listen to Phil Ponce during their debate in Chicago Wednesday.

The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate sparred over a number of issues in their final televised debate ahead of next week's election Wednesday night.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 24, 2014

Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

By Eyder Peralta

Police officers outside the home of Ebola patient Craig Spencer

A patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday.  According to a statement from Doctors Without Borders, a doctor returned to the United States Oct. 12 after working with Ebola patients in Guinea.


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