Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak took to a Chicago rooftop on Thursday to attract the city's gay and lesbian community to spend their wedding dollars in Minnesota. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Minneapolis Courts Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

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Syrian-Americans Encourage U.S. Strike Against Assad Regime

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Former Chicago Mayor Lends A Hand To Ailing Gary, Ind.

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Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

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Measuring The African-American Financial Divide

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Minute Suite's 7-by-8-feet rooms offer Wi-Fi, a sofa bed, a television and a workspace. One traveler compared the small spaces to having an MRI done, but others say the idea is overdue at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Courtesy of Minute Suites hide caption

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Airport Suites Offer Travelers A Place To Nap On The Fly

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The remains of Hadiya Pendleton are taken to her final resting place at the Cedar Park Cemetery on Saturday in Calumet Park, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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First Lady Among Mourners At Funeral For Slain Chicago Teen

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Shirley Chambers cries during Monday's funeral for her son Ronnie Chambers, 33. She had four children, three boys and a girl, all victims of gun violence in Chicago over a period of 18 years. John Gress/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Gun Violence Robs Chicago Mother Of 4th Child

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A Vision For Chicago Public Housing, Stymied And Contested

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Strike Over, Chicago Students Go Back To Classes

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Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract

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RNC's Program Aimed At Luring More Latino Voters

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Don't call 'em greens: Some golf courses, such as this one in Syracuse, N.Y., are letting their signature green grass go to brown in an effort to save water. Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard/Landov hide caption

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Hot, Dry, Tapped Out: Drought Shrivels Fun, Too

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NAACP Issues HIV-AIDS Manual For Black Churches

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Urgency Reigns At Vote-Focused NAACP Convention

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