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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 24, 2014

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

By Mark Memmott

Joseph Kony

The U.S. is sending 150 Air Force special operations personnel to central Africa this week — more than doubling the number of American troops on the ground who are assisting in the search for infamous Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reports.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 11, 2014

Candidate Interviews: 13th District Democrat Ann Callis

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 7:54)

Ann Callis

In May of last year, Ann Callis abruptly stepped down as Madison County’s chief circuit judge in May of last year, after serving 18 years on the bench.  The Democrat is among the candidates running in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 06, 2014

Obama Condemns Russian ‘Intervention’ In Ukraine

By Mark Memmott

Obama discusses the situation in Ukraine

Referring to Russia's actions in Crimea as an "intervention" and saying the U.S. will continue to "mobilize the international community to condemn this violation of international law," President Obama delivered some of his most extensive remarks to date about the crisis in Ukraine.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 04, 2014

Putin Says Those Aren’t Russian Forces In Crimea

Mark Memmott

Russian President Vladimir Putin during his news conference Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.

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