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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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May 05, 2015

Ex-MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth is now a defensive lineman in Florida cbsprt.co/1GXw0K2 via @cbssports

May 05, 2015

Police body cameras are becoming ubiquitous, but will your local authorities let you see the video? usat.ly/1IdJliV via @usatoday

May 05, 2015

Chicago Board of Education's opening gambit to teacher's is 7% paycut. This could be a brutal summer sun-tim.es/1Ide1Rt

May 05, 2015

Voices: Chicago torture reparations just a beginning usat.ly/1IcEcaU via @usatoday

May 04, 2015

RT @philgrogers: Congrats to former Tribune colleague Fred Mitchell and long-time Chicago TV voice Steve Stone for their Ring Lardner awards.

May 01, 2015

RT @QuinnFord09: CPD releasing crime numbers for the month of April today. Check out @w_h_thompson for the raw stats heyjackass.com

May 01, 2015

RT @borzou: A boy, a girl, a Porsche & a fatal accident expose Iran's class tensions. By @ThomasErdbrink nytimes.com/2015/05/01/wor… http://t.co…

May 01, 2015

RT @KateNocera: An 8-yr old found a loaded glock in a Capitol bathroom that was left there by a member of Boehner's security detail blogs.rollcall.com/hill-blotter/c…



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