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Rev. Willie Barrow, a 'superdelegate,' attending the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The long-time activist, who was a mentor to President Obama, died on Thursday. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty hide caption

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Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center and 8th Ward Alderwoman Michelle Harris join phone bank workers Tuesday on Election Day in Chicago. Emanuel was unable to clear the 50 percent threshold in the race, triggering a runoff election against a fellow Democrat in April. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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In this Aug. 27 photo, members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team participate in a rally in Chicago celebrating the team's U.S. Little League Championship. Little League International has stripped the team of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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The KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, Ill., where five infants have been diagnosed with measles. Officials are trying to track down the source of the infection. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

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Frederic Cesbron (right) and Maxim Durand walk on the street outside the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Sunday. Thousands of people were evacuated earlier after a chlorine gas leak at the hotel, which is hosting the 2014 Midwest FurFest convention. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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A water maintenance crew works on leaky infrastructure in Skokie, a Chicago suburb. The area loses almost 22 billion gallons of water a year because of ailing infrastructure. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

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Thomas Nellon (left), 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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