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Fatal police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma draw protests

Fatal police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma draw protests

Jeffrey Collins (Associated Press)

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Police officers gave a black man multiple warnings to drop a handgun before one of the officers opened fire and killed him, Charlotte, North Carolina's police chief said Wednesday, hours after protesters and police clashed in unrest that saw tractor-trailers looted and set on fire. Read More &raqu...

The legacy of anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly

The legacy of anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly

Danielle Harris

September 18, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Published in 1963, Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” is commonly attributed as sparking the feminist movement of the 1960s and '70s. Read More »...

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Nicholas Oviatt

September 18, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has Native American tribes and environmental activists up in arms. Read More »...

Chicago homicides reach 500, more than New York, Los Angeles combined

Chicago homicides reach 500, more than New York, Los Angeles combined

Rachel Hinton

September 11, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

So far this year, in the various enclaves and neighborhoods of Chicago, 435 people have been shot and killed. In 2015, according to DNAInfo’s Chicago Murders timeline, the total number of murders was 493. Read More »...

Gun violence a daily struggle for residents on city’s South and West sides, an afterthought for students on Lincoln Park, Loop campuses

Gun violence a daily struggle for residents on city’s South and West sides, an afterthought for students on Lincoln Park, Loop campuses

Danielle Harris

September 11, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Gun violence in Chicago has become a national topic of discussion during the past few weeks following the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, and the city’s 500th homicide occurring over Labor Day weekend. Read More »...

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump’s immigration policy

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump’s immigration policy

Associated Press

August 29, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally. The speech, posted in a Tweet late Sunday,...

Chicago set to surpass 2015 murder rate

Chicago set to surpass 2015 murder rate

Rachel Hinton

August 17, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

So far this year, in the various neighborhoods of Chicago, 440 people have been shot and killed. In 2015, according to DNAInfo’s Chicago Murders timeline, the total number of murders was 493. Those who survive — a 3-year-old boy who witnessed his grandfather’s murder and attributed it to fire...

Jackson Park receives presidential library

Jackson Park receives presidential library

Associated Press

July 30, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Obama Foundation formally announced Friday that Chicago's Jackson Park will be home to Barack Obama's presidential library. "Michelle and I are thrilled that the Obama Presidential Center will be developed in the heart of Chicago's South Side, a community we call home and that means the w...

Clinton accepts nomination, says we’re ‘stronger together’

Clinton accepts nomination, says we’re ‘stronger together’

Julie Pace and Robert Furlow

July 29, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same. "Imagine him in the Oval Office ...

Munich: 6 dead, some wounded; up to 3 shooters

Munich: 6 dead, some wounded; up to 3 shooters

Associated Press and Rachel Hinton

July 22, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Munich police spokesman said that six people are dead and several are wounded in a shooting attack outside a McDonald's restaurant in Munich. Munich police spokesman Marcus Martins said they are aware of reports that a man has killed himself while he was being arrested, but said there is no confirmation...

Trump officially wins GOP nomination

Brendan Moore

July 20, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

Republicans made official Tuesday what has been known for months: Donald Trump will be the party’s nominee for president. Delegates from various states and territories gave their official stamp of approval with little drama, a vastly different image than was expected just a few months ago, when...

Gunman ‘was seeking out,’ ambushed Baton Rouge officers

Gunman ‘was seeking out,’ ambushed Baton Rouge officers

Associated Press

July 18, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition ambushed police in Baton Rouge, shooting and killing three law enforcement officers less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police there in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. Th...

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