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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
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August 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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2011 Chicago mayor race

Feb 22, 2011 — The question in most people's minds is not whether Rahm Emanuel will win today's Chicago mayoral election. It's whether or not he can get the 50 percent to avoid an April runoff.
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Feb 22, 2011 — Libya; New Zealand earthquake; Chicago mayoral election
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Jan 28, 2011 — With the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Rahm Emanuel has satisfied city residency laws, the major candidates for mayor of Chicago debated Thursday, just weeks ahead of the Feb. 22 election.
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Jan 25, 2011 — In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
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Sep 30, 2010 — The White House chief of staff is a former member of Congress from Chicago. But several other serious contenders could make bids for the job being vacated by Richard Daley.
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Sep 9, 2010 — With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him. Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been in office since 1989 and who is set to break his late father's longevity record on Christmas, announced today he will not seek re-election in 2011.
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