Chicago-based correspondent for @USATODAY. Father, husband and suffering @Cubs fan amadhani@usatoday.com

Selma march canceled because of bridge overcrowding

usatoday.com — SELMA, Ala. - Fifty years after Alabama troopers savagely attacked demonstrators protesting discriminatory practices that kept black voters from the polls, thousands of people gathered here Sunday to mark the anniversary of the attack that shocked Americans and helped usher in the landmark Voting Rights of 1965.

Chicago politician angry about timing of Obama visit

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - President Obama is headed to his hometown next week to announce that he is naming the historic Pullman area a national monument. While the decision to bestow the Pullman area with the designation is being applauded in the Windy City, one local politician is complaining about the timing of the president's scheduled visit - just five days before former White House chief of staff and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel is up for re-election.

Timeline: How three days of terror unfolded in Paris

Influenza walloping schools in South, Midwest

usatoday.com — CHICAGO -- With Christmas break tantalizingly close, flu-bitten students and teachers across the USA are limping into the holiday season. Several public and private schools in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee announced this week they would start the holiday break early because as many as 30% of their students and teachers are out sick in one of the worst influenza seasons of recent memory.

Protests scale back as snow falls on Ferguson

wtsp.com — As a steady rain turned to snow Wednesday night, only a few protesters turned out along the Ferguson streets that had been the scene of unrest the previous two nights.

In Ferguson, businesses look tentatively at rebuilding

wtsp.com — FERGUSON, Mo. ( USA TODAY) -- Natalie DuBose has spent a lot of time crying, baking and rejoicing over the last couple of days. She has shed tears of anger and hurt over vandals throwing a chair through the window of her fledgling business, Natalie's Cakes and More, along Ferguson's downtown strip.

Protesters torch police car as troops guard Ferguson

wtsp.com — FERGUSON, Mo. ( USA TODAY) - Protesters torched a police car in a second night of unrest Tuesday, hours after Missouri's governor sent hundreds more National Guard troops to restore order in this riot-torn city. Tensions rose after darkness fell, a day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer for shooting an unarmed black teen sparked violent protests.

Ferguson protesters torch police car as troops stand guard

freep.com — Protesters torched a police car in a second night of unrest Tuesday, hours after Missouri's governor sent hundreds more National Guard troops to restore order in this riot-torn city. Tensions rose after darkness fell, a day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer for shooting an unarmed black teen sparked violent protests.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda conquers Chicago skyline on a tightrope

smh.com.au — High stakes: Nik Wallenda's shadow is cast against Chicago's West Marina Tower. Photo: AP/Discovery Communication Chicago: Nik Wallenda looked like he didn't even break a sweat in his latest effort to cheat death and create must-see TV. With thousands of roaring spectators on hand to watch, Wallenda on Sunday conquered the Windy City skyline.

Man's release twists Ill. death penalty reform narrative

khou.com — The man, who spent about 16 years in prison and came within 48 hours of being executed, was ultimately exonerated CHICAGO- A 64-year-old man whose confession for a double homicide played a key role in Illinois eventually abolishing the death penalty has been freed.
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Mar 26, 2015

Outside groups making big push in Ferguson election usat.ly/1bwL46K via @usatoday

Mar 25, 2015

National Guardsman indicted for producing child porn while deployed to Afghanistan usat.ly/1CbiCjp via @usatoday

Mar 25, 2015

RT @davidjustCST: Ricketts checks his option on the Kris Bryant question. "I leave those decisions" to Theo.

Mar 25, 2015

RT @businessinsider: "The Wire" actor who played Clay Davis has a bobblehead, and it's killing it on Kickstarter read.bi/1LXl7xf pic.twitter.com/OMdt3iWchn



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