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    Rapper Common visits Ferguson

    Rapper Common was in Ferguson, Missouri, visiting where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed. A Ferguson police officer shot and killed Brown over two weeks ago. That shooting sparked days of protests, which sometimes included violence and looting. Common asked for a moment of silence during an appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday. Brown was buried on Monday. There was a peaceful march the following night. About 100 people attended. Police arrested one man for carrying a concealed gun […]

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    Couple takes fatal fall during selfie

    A couple from Poland died after they fell off a cliff while posing for a selfie. That happened Saturday, when the couple visited the cliffs of Cabo da Roca, in Portugal, with their children. Emergency workers had to wait a day before they could recover the bodies because of poor weather conditions. A Spanish couple saw the victims fall and called authorities. Polish diplomats are now looking after the children, ages 5 and 6, until family members arrive. For more […]

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    Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,800 cases

    The number of Ebola cases in Africa has surpassed 1,800 cases, according to the World Health Organization. More than 900 of those patients have died. A top WHO official says there are ways to stop the virus. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health security at the WHO, says international authorities need to raise their response to the crisis. He also blames the spread on weak health facilities in the underdeveloped nations. A WHO panel will discuss today on […]

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    CTU president Karen Lewis still undecided about Chicago mayor’s race

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she hasn’t decided on running for mayor yet. Lewis tells the Chicago Tribune that she expects to begin collecting signatures to get on the ballot later this month. But she will not file paperwork with the state election board for a few more months. “I think it’s important to see where the numbers are (on the petitions), how many people want to get involved and what the reaction is before taking the step” […]

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    Ald. Fioretti forming possible campaign staff

    Chicago’s 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti appears to be closer to running for mayor. According to the Chicago Tribune, Fioretti has hired an adviser, who posted ads for four jobs, including campaign manager and finance director. The ads don’t mention Fioretti, but they do list his new adviser, Michael Kolenc, by name. Emanuel has it out for group of aldermen, Fioretti says “Alderman Fioretti is looking for the senior staffers needed to launch a mayoral campaign should he decide to get […]

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    Why don’t Wal-Mart’s ice cream sandwiches melt?

    A mother in Ohio found out that her son left his ice cream sandwich outside, in the summer sun, for about 12 hours. She expected a mess when she went out there, but there wasn’t much to clean. The ice cream didn’t melt to a soupy mess. It was more like a marshmallow fluff that stayed in a rectangular shape. The ice cream was sold under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand. Wal-Mart released a statement saying, “Ice cream melts based on […]

  • Chicago congressman address city’s gun violence

    Three congressmen from Chicago addressed the city’s gun violence on the house floor. Congressmen Bobby Rush, Danny Davis, and Robin Kelly talked about that issue Wednesday night. Davis says the solution is not just more police– It’s adding more jobs and business opportunities to areas where there are none. Davis says money for preventing crime should also be invested in neighborhoods, which could lead to better results.

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    Dodgers Partly Liable for Fan’s Injuries

    A jury found the Los Angeles Dodgers partly liable after a fan was beaten unconscious after a game. Bryan Stow was cheering for the San Francisco Giants when he attended Dodgers Opening Day in 2011. After the game, Stow was attacked and severely beaten in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot. He still requires constant medical assistance from the injuries he suffered. Earlier this year, Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez pleaded guilty for their roles in Stow’s beating. In a civil […]

  • 4 injured in 2 separate drive-by shootings

    There were several shootings in Chicago overnight. Four people were shot in two separate locations, within minutes of each other. One of them was a park at 9200 S. Eggleston, in the city’s Brainerd neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest and died and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg.  Witnesses say this was a drive-by. Another drive-by shooting happened at 10000 Avenue M, 15 minutes later. A man and a 16-year-old boy were shot and […]

  • Seven Shot in Indianapolis

    Seven people were shot in Indianapolis’ nightlife district early Saturday morning. Police say it started out as a fight between two people. The victims were walking from bar to bar, when shots were fired. Six men and one woman were wounded. One is in critical condition. No one has been arrested, and police did not give a description of the shooter.

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