David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

Many Questions Remain About Boston Bombing Case

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Mississippi River floodwaters in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Mississippi River's Many 'Parents' Look To Unify

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Blackhawks Continue Impressive Point Streak

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The Travails Of Cutting State Taxes

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Illinois union members and supporters rally at the state Capitol on Thursday against legislation that would try to control the state's pension-fund shortfall by, in part, reducing pension benefits. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Illinois Claws At Mountain Of Unfunded Pension Liability

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"We're holding up the best that we can" after Friday's shootings, says Sandy Hook volunteer firefighter Anthony "Chip" Carpenter. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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For Sandy Hook's First Responders, Trauma Lingers With Painful Reminders

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Superstorm Sandy caused massive beach erosion and damage to the Jersey shore. Some people say the beach restoration work, which will largely be paid for with federal tax dollars, will mostly help to protect expensive homes for the wealthy — people who have free access to the beach — while most communities would still be charging fees for public access. Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns Under A Cloud

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Paramedics treat multiple gunshot victims in Chicago in August. Devlin Brown, Chicago Tribune/MCT/Landov hide caption

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In Chicago, Violence Soars And Witnesses Go Silent

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin greets supporters at a campaign rally for President Obama on Nov. 3 in Milwaukee. Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Win In Wis. A 'Turning Point' For Gay Rights

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Wis. Elects First Openly Gay Person To U.S. Senate

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Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh and challenger Democrat Tammy Duckworth before a televised debate at the WTTW studios on Oct. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

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An Egraph signed by Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Jimmy Rollins. Egraphs offers an autographed digital picture with a handwritten note and a personalized audio message for $50. Egraphs via AP hide caption

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Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

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With Senate Control At Stake, Key Wis. Race Tightens

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