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13 Photos From The Protests In Ferguson, Missouri, You Won't Believe Happened In The United States Of America

Protests entered their fifth and most tense day in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to a police officer on Saturday fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, and it's hard to look at the photos and believe the scene is in the United States.<p>From heavily armed SWAT officers …

Justice

Chicago Solves it Budgetary Woes with -- Wait For It -- New Taxes!

Desperate to avoid a pre-election property tax increase, Chicago aldermen advanced an alternative Tuesday that could end up costing their …

Rahm Emanuel

Nine ways that Chicago is like 'Star Wars'

George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," announced this week that he had chosen Chicago as the home of his new museum. Here's how the city and the movie series are remarkably alike:<p><b>1. An invisible power influences events, sometimes with negative results.</b><p>In "Star Wars," it's The Force. In Chicago, it's …

It's Been Illegal to Export Oil From the United States for Nearly 40 Years

Well, I didn't know this: With a few exceptions, it's been against the law to export crude oil from the United States since 1975. The long-running …

United States Tortured Detainees After 9/11, Obama Says

The United States tortured terror detainees in the years after 9/11, President Obama said at a press conference today. Obama was speaking about the …