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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2013

States Look to Limit Domestic Drones Amid Privacy, Safety Concerns

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 6:57)

drone

Drones have been a controversial military weapon in the last decade. Just last week, President Obama set tighter standards and oversight over their use.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 28, 2013

Court Stays Out of Indiana Planned Parenthood Funding Case

By Sean Powers and Jeff Bossert, with additional reporting from The Associated Press and NPR

In the first Planned Parenthood defunding case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices have refused to disturb a lower court decision that barred Indiana from stripping Medicaid payments to the organization.

Categories: Government, Health, Law




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 28, 2013

How Workers with Disabilities are Legally Paid Below Minimum Wage

By Shannon Heffernan

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(Duration: 5:05)

Michael Grice

There is currently proposed legislation for a higher minimum wage at both the state and federal level. But some of the fastest growing fields, like homecare and restaurant workers, aren’t included in the minimum wage.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2013

Military Service Could Replace College Requirements for Police Duty

By Sean Powers

What is needed to be a police officer in Illinois could change under a proposal that lawmakers are considering. The plan would allow communities to decide if they want to waive college degree requirements for military service.

Categories: Government, Law, Military


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