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Photos of the week for Oct. 18-25 — A look at some of the top stories and images around the world from October 18 to October 25.

Off-duty Chicago cop shot — Breaking news reporter Sam J. Charles reported in the overnight hours of Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on an off-duty officer shot during an apparent robbery. Here's how the story developed.

Photos: Partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 — A look at Thursday's partial solar eclipse as seen around the United States - though it was a tough go in Chicago until the last moments of sunset.

Photos: Preparing for Ebola at Rush — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are discussing having one hospital in Chicago designated as the treatment center for patients with the Ebola virus, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. And Rush is said to be under consideration for that job.

Photos: Tearing down the Wrigley Field bleachers — The controversial renovation of Wrigley Field is in full swing, with the historic bleachers coming down on Thursday. Here's a look at the jarring scene, with seats and brick and ivy replaced with construction equipment and rubble.

Photos of the Day for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 — A look at some of the top stories and images from around the world and in Chicago.

Chicago Fire Festival houses float down Chicago River: photos — The houses intended to be set ablaze Saturday night at the Great Chicago Fire Festival, well, fizzled - Ald. Edward Burke called the effort a "fiasco. " On Wednesday, the houses were floated down the Chicago River with the rest of the sailboats making use of a scheduled bridge lift.

Drone footage taken above Hong Kong on Sept. 30 — Drone footage taken above Hong Kong showing huge scale of the protests there - which are being called the #UnbrellaRevolution.

Thousands jam Hong Kong democracy rallies: photos — HONG KONG - Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

Police tear gas democracy protestors in Hong Kong — HONG KONG - Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong's top leader to go home, as the protests over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms expanded across the city early Monday. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reassured the public that rumors the Chinese army might intervene were untrue.
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Oct 26, 2014

RT @CSTbreaking: 2 killed, 14 wounded in weekend shootings on South, West sides MAP:

Oct 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (@AP) - Feds: Man suspected of killing deputies during California shooting rampage was twice deported.

Oct 25, 2014

2 charged with shooting off-duty Chicago cop on South Side via @suntimes

Oct 25, 2014

This is the shot glass one drinks Moutai from. It’s that bad.

Oct 25, 2014

Chicago police dig deeper on domestic violence via @suntimes

Oct 25, 2014

RT @CFDMedia: Reports of building collapse on Broadway are unfounded. Companies returning to quarters.

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