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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

By Dina Cappiello and Seth Borenstein

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Abortion Pills

By Jason Beaubien

The markets of San Salvador, where abortion pills can be purchased,

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of material deaths.  Misoprostol is widely available, even where abortion is banned.


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Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law

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IL Treasurer Hopefuls Look To Boost Office’s Image

By The Associated Press

The two candidates who want to be Illinois' next treasurer have different ideas for improving the image of the office, which has been tarnished by a sexual harassment suit and questions of whether taxpayer dollars were used in mixing state and political business.

Categories: Politics



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Salaita Supporters Say Would-Be Professor’s Case Is Far From Over

By Hannah Meisel

Supporters of Steven Salaita hold signs and chant outside the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.

Supporters of a would-be University of Illinois professor say they're not going to stop protesting a week and a half after the Board of Trustees voted to not hire Steven Salaita. A few dozen of the professor's allies on campus showed up to rally and speak at an Academic Senate meeting Monday.

Categories: Education, Human Rights


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