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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Columbia Law Professor: Salaita Un-Hiring Illegal On Constitutional, Contractual Grounds

By Hannah Meisel

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Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer. 

Categories: Education, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''




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.


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

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

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

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

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