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February 23, 2013

Fighting Stream Of Terrorist Capital, Kenya Cracks Down on Somali Businesses

U.S. counterterrorism efforts include choking off the flow of cash to extremists, and urging friendly countries to help. But in Nairobi, Kenya, suspicion of Somali money — and an increase in terrorist attacks — has prompted a country-wide crackdown, with Kenyan police accused of extortion and arbitrary arrests of thousands of Somali refugees.


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February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.


February 23, 2013

Assembly Hall Fee on U of I Student Ballot

University of Illinois students will vote next month on a $25-per-semester fee administrators hope will raise funds to help pay for Assembly Hall renovations.


February 22, 2013

Hearing on Concealed Carry in Chicago

Members of the Illinois House Judiciary Committee met Friday in Chicago to discuss how Illinois should proceed with a concealed carry law.


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