Tag Archives: Chicago

21Nov/16

“Hamilton” actor: No apology needed over Pence remarks

Actor Brandon Victor Dixon from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” says he will not apologize for his remarks to Vice President-elect Mike Pence in which he asked the incoming administration to respect all Americans. Continue reading

03Nov/16

A timeline of President Barack Obama’s presidency

Barack Obama rose from humble roots to become America’s first black president, championing a new healthcare law and forging diplomatic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba amid staunch Republican opposition.

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08Aug/16

Hundreds protest fatal shooting of black teen by Chicago police

Hundreds of people gathered to protest the fatal shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by Chicago police. Continue reading

16May/16
long lines at U.S. airports

No let-up to long lines at U.S. airports

Long lines at security checkpoints continue to plague travelers at U.S. airports.
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12Mar/16
A protester holds up a ripped campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Chicago Police say Trump made own decision to cancel rally

Chicago Police say they were not consulted by the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign before the decision was made to cancel a rally that drew thousands of protesters.

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05Feb/16
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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at age 74

Maurice White, founding member of the Seventies disco funk group Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at the age of 74 according to a band spokesman
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26Jan/16

Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight

Scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, keep the clock at three minutes to midnight.

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15Jan/16

Chicago releases previously sealed footage of police shooting teenager in 2013

Chicago officials released footage Thursday of a deadly 2013 police shooting of a black teenager after a judge ordered the video to be made public. The video’s publication comes amidst calls for greater transparency in cases involving fatal police shootings.
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06Jan/16
Emotional Barack Obama wipes away tears

Obama, wiping tears, makes new push to tighten gun rules

An emotional President Barack Obama uses his executive power to impose new restrictions on gun purchases, saying the second amendment right to own guns must be balanced with the rights of citizens to worship, go to movie theaters and attend school in safety.
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