David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.
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Democrat Feingold Faces Tough Battle In Wisconsin

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley -- seen here in September 2009 -- announced Tuesday that he will not seek a seventh term. He has been mayor of the nation's third-largest city since 1989. Charles Dharapak/AFP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Daley Won't Seek Re-Election

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to the FBI, making him the second consecutive Illinois governor to be convicted of a crime. John Gress/Getty Images hide caption

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Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Religious Freedom, Free Speech Face Off Nationwide

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Blagojevich Trial: Jury Deadlocks On All But 1 Charge

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich poses for a picture as he arrives at court Wednesday in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Two boats drag a containment boom behind them, corralling a slick of oil in Mobile Bay, Ala. The oil is funneled to a heavy oil recovery device, which collects the oil in a mesh bag. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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