Syrian Family Finds Rare Path to Call Chicago Home

The young family moved to Chicago in late September, joining the more than 150 Syrian refugees that have resettled in Illinois since the start of the Syrian civil war in March 2011.
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Safety measures for reporters traveling abroad

Taking adequate safety measures, risk assessments and ensuring proper medical coverage will safeguard journalists against many of the threats they may encounter while covering conflict areas and hostile environments. Continue reading

The emergence of the”golden hour”

The golden hour evolved over more than a decade of conflict, but only recently has the concept — that getting an injured combat troop to medical care within 60 minutes — been verified Continue reading

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghanistan war hero

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Capt. Florent Groberg. The medal is more than 150 years old and the highest military honor in the U.S.
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Paris attacks cast a shadow on Beirut and Baghdad

The Paris terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more dominated news coverage in Western media as well as the social media world. Continue reading

Transparency clarifies immigration process for Syrian refugees

Data visuals from news organizations help people understand the process for admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. Continue reading

White House: less force, more diplomacy in Syria

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that no amount of U.S. military power will solve the chaos in Syria.
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Palestinian MMA brothers fight negative stereotypes

Two Palestinian brothers living in Chicago have turned the fighting skills they used to beat back bullying for new careers as MMA fighters. Continue reading

Medill national security students embed at National War College

Nineteen Medill graduate students and four alums, all part of the school’s National Security Journalism Specialization Program, embedded at the National War College for two days in early November, attending lectures and seminars with senior military and government officials who both inspired and challenged the students. Continue reading

China-Taiwan relations: “One China” policy could be roadblock

Whether the historic meeting between the presidents of China and Taiwan will have a lasting impact depends on whether Taiwan’s next president is willing to accept the “One China” concept. Continue reading