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House Democrats Divided Over Taxes

Illinois Democrats remain divided over how to address the state’s financial crisis.

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Illinois House approves TRUST act for immigrants

The Illinois House approved a measure that would prohibit local law enforcement agencies independently from enforcing federal civil immigration laws.

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Not All South Koreans Satisfied With Japan's Apology To 'Comfort Women'

Hidden in green hills east of South Korea's capital is the House of Sharing , a nursing home for elderly women. It's a bright, spacious place. But its residents are survivors of a dark chapter of history. "It was 1942 and I was only 15, running an errand for my parents [in our Korean hometown of Busan], when two Japanese men in uniform grabbed me by the arms and dragged me away," recalls Lee Ok-seon, now aged 90. "That's how I became enslaved." She was enslaved and sent to work in a brothel...

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The U.S. Army is planning to grant an exclusive license to the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. to manufacture and sell a Zika vaccine the Army developed last year.

And that has Rebekah Gee, Louisiana's secretary of health, worried about paying for it.

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Earlier this year, NPR analyzed the length of wait times for veterans to get appointments and treatment at Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Over the next few days, you will hear a Midwestern perspective on a federal program trying to improve veterans care.

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The Illinois House approved a measure that would prohibit local law enforcement agencies independently from enforcing federal civil immigration laws. 

Illinois House OKs Stricter Gun Crime Sentences

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The Illinois House has endorsed tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders in an attempt to curb Chicago violence.

Illinois Democrats remain divided over how to address the state’s financial crisis.

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If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.

Many of those schools subscribed to the no excuses discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you can prevent bigger issues from erupting.

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