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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 29, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

by Eyder Peralta

Children detainees in Brownsville, Texas

President Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Kerry Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister In Baghdad Amid ISIS Crisis

By Bill Chappell

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (right) sits with Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday. Kerry was in Baghdad to push for Iraqi unity and stability, as Sunni militants swept through western towns abandoned by security forces.

As Sunni militants make gains against Iraq's Shiite-led central government, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a previously unannounced visit to Baghdad to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday.




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