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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown here in January, wants to create a new Civilian Office on Police Accountability to investigate police shootings, allegations of excessive force and other police misconduct. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Creates Civilian Agency To Monitor Police

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New FAA Rules Allow More Commercial Drones In The Air

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The University of Chicago informed incoming students in a welcome letter it does not support "trigger warnings" or "safe spaces," as part of its policy of free speech. Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

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An American Airlines Airbus A319 airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights

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Tensions Remain High In Milwaukee After Weekend Of Unrest

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Delta Operations Resume After Power Outage Left Travelers Stranded

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Delta Grounds All Its Airplanes After Power Outage

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The annual Chicago Fraternal Order of Police summer picnic for city cops and their families. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Many Cops Under Tremendous Stress After High-Profile Killings

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Baton Rouge Is Shattered Again By Deadly Gunshots

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Istanbul Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of 'Soft Targets' Outside Airport Security

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Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot At A Time

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Chicago Energized By National Gun Control Reform Movement

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Investigators Hope Recorders Will Give Clues To EgyptAir Crash

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Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It?

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