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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014

U of I Recognized As Paralympic Training Site

By Jeff Bossert

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2012 Paralympic games.

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has become an official training site for wheelchair racing in the Paralympic games.  The US Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Abortion Pills

By Jason Beaubien

The markets of San Salvador, where abortion pills can be purchased,

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of material deaths.  Misoprostol is widely available, even where abortion is banned.






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