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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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The massive Equifax data breach is prompting new legislation in the Illinois House.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says freezing your credit report is the best way to safeguard your information...but for most people, that costs 10 dollars for each reporting agency.

WSIU News: AM Update (9/14/2017)

Sep 14, 2017

Mostly Sunny today, Thursday, September 14th, 2017.

WSIU Almanac: September 14th, 2017.

Sep 14, 2017

In Mount Vernon the Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting coffee hour on September 23rd starting at 10:00AM.  For more information visit:  http://historicjeffersoncountyil.com/

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SIU Trustees are getting a look at the first full budget the system has put together in nearly three years.

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Egyptian Electric Cooperative

A crew of four lineman from Egyptian Electric Cooperative in southern Illinois is helping restore power in the southeast after Hurricane Irma.

Before the hurricane made land, the local crew was sent to Alma, Georgia. The Egyptian Electric linemen are Ronnie Gill, Robbie Knop, Matt McElroy and Cody Lee.

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Shelter Box USA

An international organization is working to help people around the world following natural disaster and conflict.

Shelter Box USA partners with Rotary International to provide emergency shelter and tools for displaced families.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wednesday issued formal guidance to state and local police on immigration law. The document outlines recent changes in federal and state policy.

Hurricane season is focusing attention on budget decisions the White House has made that could undermine storm tracking and predictions.

WSIU Almanac: September 13th, 2017.

Sep 13, 2017

The First Annual Community Fun and Fitness Relays will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/Community-Fun-and-Fitness-Relays-1966451956936001/?hc_location=ufi

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is authorizing a major borrowing plan to pay down part of the state's nearly $15 billion dollar backlog of bills.

Lawmakers approved a state budget over Rauner’s veto earlier this summer.

That budget called for borrowing $6 billion dollars.

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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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