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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





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 22, 2013

Holder Acknowledges U.S. Citizens Killed in Drone Strikes

By Carrie Johnson

For the first time, the U.S. government has acknowledged killing four American citizens in lethal drone strikes far outside traditional battlefields, confirming information that had been widely known but has only recently been unclassified under orders of the president.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 15, 2013

Women In Combat: Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

By Larry Abramson

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Wednesday's deadline for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to submit plans for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them. But the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.

Categories: Law, Military


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

Veterans Have Unusual Choice Thanks to Health Exchanges

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Michelle Andrews

When the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing recently, members expressed concern that veterans might not qualify for subsidies for the new health insurance marketplaces if they were enrolled in VA health coverage.

Categories: Government, Health, Military


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