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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Horsley

Barack Obama

President Obama delivers a rare, primetime address Wednesday.  Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 8:00 p.m. CT programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

4 Things To Know About Obama’s Islamic State Strategy

By Scott Neuman

President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Fundraiser For Mideast Conflicts Vets Memorial Rescheduled

By Jim Meadows

Danville's annual Finest Vs. The Bravest softball tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 6th, at Danville Stadium, after being rained out August 23rd.

Categories: Community, Military, Sports

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 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2014

Danville Vets To Build Mideast Conflicts Memorial

By Jim Meadows

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A sign posted on a vacant lot in Danville announces the future site of the Middle East Conflicts Veterans Memorial, including an artist's depiction of the design.

Fundraising is under way for a new veterans’ memorial in Danville, remembering Americans who served in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Categories: Community, History, Military



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