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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

by Krishnadev Calamur

Palestinian women walk in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood

A 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold, but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2014

Vandalism Reported After Vigil For Missouri Man

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

Protesters confront police Sunday in Ferguson, MO.

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.

Categories: Criminal Justice

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2014

Danville Vets To Build Mideast Conflicts Memorial

By Jim Meadows

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A sign posted on a vacant lot in Danville announces the future site of the Middle East Conflicts Veterans Memorial, including an artist's depiction of the design.

Fundraising is under way for a new veterans’ memorial in Danville, remembering Americans who served in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Categories: Community, History, Military


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

By Scott Cameron and Jim Meadows

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Categories: Education, Technology


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