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The killing of two opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime has left their family and the wider relocated Syrian opposition community reeling in shock and fearing for their lives.

Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, on Thursday night in their Istanbul apartment, reportedly after friends and colleagues were unable to reach them for several days.

The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study.

But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India.

India has the tragic distinction of being a world leader in childhood deaths. Between 2000 and 2015, the death toll for children under the age of five was 29 million — a fifth of global childhood deaths.

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State financial regulators are recommending an increase in the fees that currency exchanges charge for cashing checks. Opponents say it will hurt Illinois' poorest residents.

WSIU INFOCUS: Vietnam Veteran Jon Mcclurken.

Sep 18, 2017

Southern Illinois native Jon Mcclurken served in Vietnam in 1970.  On this edition of WSIU INFOCUS he talks about what it was like as a 20-year old drafted to serve.

Apple Festival Celebrates Special Friend Day

Sep 15, 2017
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The 66th annual Apple Festival wraps up Saturday evening.

On Thursday the festival opened up for the special needs population of Jackson County.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's not seeking re-election for a fifth term.  

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Six area churches and an area retailer are collecting supplies for the victims of the two recent hurricanes in the U.S.

Through September 25th, the Hands of Hope Foundation's Irma-Harvey Relief Aid Drive will collect items and monetary donations.

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A permanent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. is coming to Perryville, Missouri.

WSIU's Brad Palmer talked recently with Mike and Vicky Lundy of Perryville. They're spearheading the effort that is making this happen.

SIU Trustees have approved pay raises for the Edwardsville campus... but the move is drawing criticism.

The plan, which provides for a two-percent increase for last fiscal year along with a two-percent bump for this fiscal year, covers non-represented employees for now, but some bargaining units will have to wait for open contract negotiations to finish.

SIU Trustees heard pleas to save the Africana Studies program during their meeting this week in Alton.

SIU's Board of Trustees has approved a budget - for the first time in nearly three years.

The university had been essentially operating on a continuing appropriation while the state weathered its budget stalemate. But with passage of a budget this summer, leaders were able to formulate a full-year spending plan.

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On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse passed over a large portion of the United States putting southern Illinois and Carbondale at the intersection of this rare event.

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