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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

by Dana Farrington

Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

By Bill Chappell

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

by Marc Silver

A 10-year old boy suspected having Ebola was found the beach in West Point.

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is under nighttime curfew as that country struggles to contain the Ebola epidemic. On Wednesday, an entire neighborhood in Monrovia was quarantined, sealed off from the rest of the city by the government.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

By The Associated Press

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


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