• Ex. Illinois Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan
Ex. Illinois Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan

The Independent Maps coalition Wednesday said it filed a petition with the high court. A group that's trying to change how Illinois' legislative boundaries are drawn is continuing its legal fight to put the proposal on November's ballot. The latest result of Madigan's maps will be seen by voters in the November 8 election, where in election after...

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  • Group Asks Illinois High Court For Redistricting Rehearing
Group Asks Illinois High Court For Redistricting Rehearing

The proposal from the group Independent Maps, which gathered more than half a million signatures in support of its effort, would have given the state auditor general a new role in the process, but petition-driven referendums are limited to making "structural and procedural" changes to the General Assembly.

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  • When Huma Abedin Stopped Wearing Her Wedding Ring
When Huma Abedin Stopped Wearing Her Wedding Ring

Abedin, 40, is now vice chairwoman of the Clinton Campaign. She speaks on Ms. Clinton's behalf. She returned to the United States to attend college at George Washington University. "And for the third time, his questionable decisions are ensnaring his wife, one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, by raising questions about her decision to leave their ...

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  • 911 calls: Shots 'going like crazy' in Pulse club
911 calls: Shots 'going like crazy' in Pulse club

Some 911 calls from the June 12 massacre at Pulse nightclub have been released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Authorities released recordings of 911 calls from the friends and family members of those trapped inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub where 49 people were killed in June.

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  • NJ Gov. Christie vetoes $15 minimum wage
NJ Gov. Christie vetoes $15 minimum wage

Democratic leaders have said they'll pursue a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage without the need for Christie's approval. "All of this sounds great, raising the minimum wage, when you're spending someone else's money", Christie said when announcing his veto at an event at a market in Pennington, N.J.

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  • August Chicago's Most Violent Month With 84 Killed Already
August Chicago's Most Violent Month With 84 Killed Already

This staggering data comes despite the fact that Chicago's total population is roughly 20% the size of NY and Los Angeles. New York, with more than three times the population of Chicago , has recorded 222 homicides and 760 shooting victims, according to NYPD crime statistics through August 21.

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  • Home Price Growth Continued in June
Home Price Growth Continued in June

What's even more pathetic is that a 3.3% gain is actually the highest value in 24 months. The graph below plots the historic year over year gains for both metrics going back to January 1988 for single family homes. "Overall, residential real estate and housing is in good shape", says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index C...

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  • How would Will Muschamp feel if a player didn't stand for anthem?
How would Will Muschamp feel if a player didn't stand for anthem?

Kaepernick's protest is reminiscent of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two black-American sprinters standing on the medal podium with heads bowed and fists raised at the Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. "I acknowledge his right to do that". Second-year defensive...

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  • Court denies request to list Johnson as Libertarian in Ohio
Court denies request to list Johnson as Libertarian in Ohio

As his interview wrapped up, Johnson told host Chris Wallace: "You know how insane this election cycle is". I have never felt such despair over the state of our country than I have following this year's presidential election (and I lived through the Viet Nam War and the 1968 presidential election).

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  • Juan Gabriel: Mexican Music Icon Dies at 66
Juan Gabriel: Mexican Music Icon Dies at 66

Juan Gabriel , the celebrated Mexican singer-songwriter passed away on Sunday, August 28 at his home in Santa Monica, California. Latin-American star Juan Gabriel , scheduled to play at Fresno's Save Mart Center in September, has died at the age of 66.

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  • Suspect stockpiled weapons to kill cops, Muslims, Obama
Suspect stockpiled weapons to kill cops, Muslims, Obama

A witness told authorities she was anxious about Garguilo because he had recently acquired the parts to make an AR-15 and because "he was stockpiling food, water and other weapons, to include Tasers, mace guns, hunting knives and thermite".

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  • Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives
Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

It happened on Friday near Secaucus Junction, north of Jersey City. Knowing a train was less than a minute away, Mr Ortiz began to drag the man off the tracks by his arm, but not without a struggle. The unknown individual then placed himself on the tracks and wouldn't move. On the flip side, I said to myself: "'Let me give one more tug in hopes I...

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  • Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent
Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent

And they didn't bother defending his initial response Saturday to the killing of a mother as she walked her baby on a Chicago street. GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence countered that because foreign donors can't contribute to a presidential campaign, it's possible they were seeking political leverage within the USA government by donating t...

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  • False alarm of active shooter causes traffic nightmare at LAX
False alarm of active shooter causes traffic nightmare at LAX

Video posted on Twitter showed people fleeing a terminal and a TSA agent helping up one person who fell. The man in the Zorro costume said he was at the airport unaware of the panic that ensued inside the airport. No shots fired; no injuries. Witness Paula Leonhauser told local media outlet KTLA, "I turned around and I saw a man in a Zorro cost...

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  • Driver jailed in fatal fire truck crash on Minnesota freeway
Driver jailed in fatal fire truck crash on Minnesota freeway

Tribal leaders from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community say that the firefighters were headed to fight the Box Canyon fire in Utah. Two members of a Michigan-based firefighting crew were killed and several others seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a rollover crash on Interstate 35W in Blaine.

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  • Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has assailed Clinton as the beneficiary of a "pay-for-play" operation that provided special access to the State Department for donors of the foundation. The requests were being made through Doug Band , a longtime counselor to Bill Clinton, who served as a top executive at the Clinton Foundation at the...

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  • Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue
Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

The Democrat nominee contrasted Trump's divisiveness with her vision of the United States that is stronger together. Anti-Trump protesters demonstrate outside a meeting between Donald Trump and minority Republicans at Trump Tower, Thursday Aug.

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  • Trump defends 'bigot' label for Clinton
Trump defends 'bigot' label for Clinton

His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly risky", she said at an election rally in Nevada. Ask yourself: "If he doesn't respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?" The poll also shows the race to be, for loss of a better term, a negative one in that 64 percent of Trump supporters are mainly voting anti...

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  • Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs
Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs

In July, the National Basketball Association announced it would move the 2017 All-Star game, schedule to be played in Charlotte, out of the state because of HB2. The state's Republican leaders argue the law is needed to protect privacy and safety by keeping men out of women's restrooms. Carcano was represented in part by the American Civil Libe...

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  • Steven Avery's attorney asks for more time for appeal
Steven Avery's attorney asks for more time for appeal

This is how Zellner believes Avery was framed. She wrote she would file the testing request Friday but as of mid-day hadn't filed anything. Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. "Everyday Steven Avery moves closer to freedom". Dassey was sentenced to life with a chance at parole in 2048, but he...

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