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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

By Bill Chappell

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

by Marc Silver

A 10-year old boy suspected having Ebola was found the beach in West Point.

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is under nighttime curfew as that country struggles to contain the Ebola epidemic. On Wednesday, an entire neighborhood in Monrovia was quarantined, sealed off from the rest of the city by the government.



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