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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014

A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

by Krishnadev Calamur

Police watch the protesters gather Tuesday in Ferguson.

Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury declined Monday to indict officer Darren Wilson.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 22, 2014

UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

By Bill Chappell

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan in April.

Citing "great sorrow, great rage" and "great determination," University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she's suspending all the school's fraternities until Jan. 9.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2014

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

by Eyder Peralta, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media and The Associated Press

President Obama announces plans to take executive action on immigration Thursday.

After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans, President Obama will go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols’ Early Days Hosting “Midnight Special” On Radio

By Jim Meadows

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Mike Nichols in New York on April 1, 2013

Director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, got his start in Chicago, where among other things, he was the original host of "The Midnight Special" on WFMT Radio.





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2014

NPR’s David Greene On ‘Midnight In Siberia’

By Jeff Bossert

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David Greene working in Russia

Prior hosting Morning Edition, NPR's David Greene spent two years as Moscow Bureau Chief.  A couple years ago, he was asked to return, and write about it.  He talked with Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2014

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

by Laura Sullivan, NPR and Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

Red Cross truck in Long Island after SuperStorm Sandy

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 26, 2014

Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

By Bill Chappell

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces new mandatory 21 day quarantine Friday.

Gov. Chris Christie says that a new rule requiring a 21-day quarantine for people who've been in contact with Ebola patients is necessary to protect public in New Jersey and other states, including Illinois.


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