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Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials
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Bond For Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Set At $8 Million
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Ariel Castro Faces Kidnapping, Rape Charges In Cleveland
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"Sue," the Tyranosaurus rex skeleton, is one of the most famous exhibits at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History John Zich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago's Famed Field Museum Struggles To Dig Out Of A Hole
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Critics Up Pressure To Keep Targeted Chicago Schools Open
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First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday speaks about 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago earlier this year. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate
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For Pulitzer-Winning Critic Roger Ebert, Films Were A Journey
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Chicago's Murder Rate Begins Year Lower
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Discord Grows Over Chicago's Planned School Closings
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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago about the planned closing of 54 public schools. Opponents say the plan will disproportionately affect minority students in the nation's third-largest school district. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Chicago Teachers, Parents Riled By Plan To Close 54 Public Schools
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Mississippi State's Stan Brinker (53) and Loyola's Jerry Harkness (15) shake hands before the NCAA Mideast regional semifinal college basketball game in East Lansing, Mich., on March 15, 1963. The game was a landmark contest between the schools that helped alter race relations on the basketball court. Loyola University Chicago/AP hide caption

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Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops
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August Wilson's Words Get New Life In Monologue Contest
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An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive
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Obama To Push State Of The Union Messages In Chicago
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