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

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September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

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.


September 05, 2014

Illinois Pension Case Might Head To Supreme Court

A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.


President Obama speaks at NATO Summit Friday in Wales.

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September 05, 2014

Obama: NATO Agrees On Action Against Islamic State

President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.


Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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September 04, 2014

Chancellor Wise Expresses Regret Over Salaita Case

The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus expressed regret on Thursday about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”


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