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    Fourth night of protests end peacefully in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in a peaceful protest hours after the family of a black man shot by police released video showing the events leading up to his death. Friday’s march through Charlotte’s business district was the fourth night of demonstrations over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier in the week. After darkness fell, dozens of people took to the streets to urge police to release dashboard and body camera video that could show […]

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    Explosion rocks New York City, second device found

    NEW YORK — New York City police are looking for more suspicious devices after an explosion rocked Manhattan. The blast went off in a dumpster around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. Investigators are analyzing surveillance video, which reportedly shows a possible suspect. Police are urging anyone with information to call their tip line. 29 people were hurt in the explosion, but most of their injuries are minor. A second device was found near the […]

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    Elderly street vendor receives outpouring of support to help ‘make life a little easier’

    CHICAGO — Supporters of an elderly man man who spends hours a day pushing a paleta (popsicle) cart through Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood have donated over $115,000 as of Sunday afternoon so he can finally take a break from his work. It all began when Joel Cervantes Macías was driving through the neighborhood last Thursday and he spotted 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez struggling to push his paleta cart down the street. Gustavo Gutierrez, who provides supplies to Sanchez, told DNAinfo he has spent years pushing the cart through the neighborhood, […]

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    CTU leaders could set strike date today

    CHICAGO — The House of Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today, and could set a date for a strike. The union is planning to hold a strike authorization vote. At least 75 percent of its members would need to vote in favor of a strike, for there to be one. Some union leaders want teachers to walk off the job next month, if a deal can’t be reached by then. Teachers have been working without a contract […]

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    2 killed in Back of the Yards house fire

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a fire overnight in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The fire broke out around 12:40 a.m. at a home in the 5400 block of South Laflin Street. The house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived. It took them more than an hour to put it out. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released. One person was taken […]

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    Several Illinois Republicans skipping GOP convention

    CHICAGO — Several notable Republicans from Illinois are skipping the convention. Senator Mark Kirk disapproves of Trump, and is trying to distance himself from him while he faces a tough re-election bid against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. Congressman Bob Dold also decided to stay back in his district. And, Governor Bruce Rauner is in Illinois meeting with constituents. Comptroller Leslie Munger says she’s not going, so she can focus on the state’s fiscal crisis. And, Regional Transportation Authority Chairman Kirk […]

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    Man shot by Chicago police during raid on West Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police shot and critically wounded a man during a raid on a business suspected of storing illegal weapons on the West Side. Organized crime officers were monitoring a car wash and repair shop at Washington Boulevard and Kilpatrick Avenue Saturday night. Police say the man ran and hid, when they entered the building. They say an officer shot the man, when he popped up and pointed a gun at the officer. The man was hit in the arm […]

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    PHOTOS: Homemade bomb found along road in Northwest Indiana

    LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A bomb squad detonated a homemade explosive device found along a road in LaPorte County, Indiana. A woman was cleaning up trash Monday, when she found two mason jars filled with flammable liquid. They were connected together with a fuse. The bomb was detonated in an open field. No one was hurt. Police say they have enough evidence to help them figure out who made the bomb. No one has been charged yet.

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    Poll: Most Americans think the economy is ‘rigged’

    A new poll shows the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is set up to favor certain groups. The survey by Marketplace and Edison Research gave people three options. They could say they didn’t know, or that the economy system is fair to all Americans. Instead, 71% said it was rigged. The sentiment was shared by Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Also across multiple ethnic groups.

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    Hillary Clinton campaigns in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Hillary Clinton is back in Chicago raising money for her presidential campaign and taking jabs at Donald Trump along the way. The former First Lady was the keynote speaker at the Operation PUSH international women’s luncheon. She is also holding an afternoon fundraiser in Chicago with singer Michelle Williams, who used to be in Destiny’s Child with Beyonce. Tickets for the event are $2,700 per person. Former President Bill Clinton was in Chicago on Friday for a fundraiser. […]