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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 07, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

By Bill Chappell

A woman receives a dose of Ebola vaccine in Bethesda, Md. last week.

An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

By Bill Chappell

People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014 ~ Comment (1)

Faculty Petition Supports Chancellor In Salaita Case

By Hannah Meisel

Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.

Categories: Education




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.


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