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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.



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.


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