Thu04172014

Teachers Union Files Lawsuits to Stop Closings

    Parents of Chicago Public Schools children filed two class-action lawsuits Wednesday to stop the city's school district from closing 53 elementary schools.

    In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Teachers Union said violations against the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Illinois Civil Rights Act (ICRA) are the focus of

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    Black Leaders Vent Views on IRS, Associated Press Scandals

    As Attorney General Eric Holder prepared to take the hot seat for a Capitol grilling by members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon, African-American leaders weighed in on what got him there.

    Veteran congressman and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis said in a statement that he is "deeply disturbed" by news that the Justice

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    Mother’s Day Shooting Suspect Faces 20 Charges

      NEW ORLEANS — Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother’s Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder.

      RELATED:Cops ID 19-Year-Old Man In NOLA Mother’s Day Shooting

      Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott (pictured) was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans.

      He was already

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      Bulls' Season Ends in Miami With 94-91 Loss

         

        MIAMI (AP) -- Derrick Rose should be ready to play in Chicago's next game.
        If there is a silver lining that accompanies the end of the Bulls' season - the final scene played out Wednesday night in Miami, where the Heat needed a huge late rally to beat Chicago 94-91 and close out the Eastern Conference semifinal series in five games - it's likely

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        Justice Dept. Investigates IRS Targeting Of Tea Party

        WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.

        Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) said he ordered the FBI to investigate

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