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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

by Krishnadev Calamur

Palestinian women walk in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood

A 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold, but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 06, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Pleased By Reports Walgreen Will Stay In US

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Walgreens store in Boston

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 05, 2014

Davis Defends GOP Immigration Bill, Obama Lawsuit Measure

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 3:31)

Congressman Rodney Davis

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is defending the immigration bill his party passed in the House last week.  The measure kept the chamber in session for an extra day, as Congress started its 5-week recess.

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