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University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

By Vivienne Henning

February 24, 2016


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By Vivienne HenningStaff WriterFifty young professionals will be making a big jump from their homes in African countries to the University of Illinois, in efforts to learn about characteristics of democracy to bring back to their communities.President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative...

Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

By Aaron Navarro

January 27, 2016


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Before Bob Woodward could delve into how Abraham Lincoln relates to the 21st century during a lecture at Foellinger Auditorium on Tuesday, he addressed his outfit choice.“I do not have a coat and tie on because I got stranded out of Washington because of the snow,” Woodward said. “The dean generousl...

?Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control action

By MaryCate Most

January 6, 2016


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By MaryCate MostAssistant News EditorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois 13th district representative Rodney Davis reiterated his opposition to gun control.“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and will continue to protect A...

Obama retains spying programs, with some new limits

January 18, 2014


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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that he would rein in a contentious federal program that collects millions of Americans' phone records by requiring court approval each time the data is examined and barring the government from storing the information. In a long-anticipated speech, Ob...