Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel march through downtown Chicago on December 31. More than 500 Chicagoans have been killed so far in 2016.
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Seattle's ballot measure ST3 would increase sales and motor vehicle taxes to raise $54 billion over 25 years, to build and expand light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit.
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.
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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.
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