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  • Chicago tops 700 homicides — bloodiest year in decades with a month to go in 2016

    Chicago tops 700 homicides — bloodiest year in decades with a month to go in 2016

    In a year of relentless violence, Chicago this week hit another gruesome milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to Police Department records. The 700-mark was reached when a 25-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Burnside...

  • Trump gets comfy in the Washington swamp

    Trump gets comfy in the Washington swamp

    Donald Trump is about to become the biggest alligator in Washington, so it should be no surprise that he has lost interest in draining the swamp. Thanks to constant repetition by the candidate, one of the campaign applause lines that Trump fans learned by heart and loudly repeated whenever their...

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