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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 …

City Politics

Chicago budget gap to shrink, but pension payment spike looms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future.<p>The projected $297 million operating fund deficit, the lowest for the city in seven years, is based on …

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 …

Two relief workers with Ebola to be evacuated to United States

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers, who were gravely ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, are expected to be flown to the United States for further treatment, relief groups said on Friday.<p>Medical staff put on protective gear in Kenema government hospital before …

United States Tortured Detainees After 9/11, Obama Says

We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it's important when we look back …