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Obama Hurricane Response: President Balancing Storm With Campaigning

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    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has spent months trying to balance his re-election bid with running the government.

    Now, just when his campaign needs him the most, with little more than a week before the election, his official job is beckoning.

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney, too, faces questions about how to conduct his campaign as a

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Boys, 12 and 14, Shot in Roseland Neighborhood

      Crime Scene Revised

      Two boys, 12 and 14, were shot in the Roseland neighborhood when a gunman stepped from a gangway and opened fire, police said.

      Both were in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center with wounds to the abdomen, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

      The two were on the corner of the 108th Street and Eggleston Avenue about

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Supreme Court Takes No Action On Voting Rights Act

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        WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision.

        The basic question is whether state and local

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        7 Kids Taken to Hospitals After School Bus Hits Median

           

          Ambulance - Revised

          Seven children were taken to hospitals for observation after a school bus hit a median on the Near West Side this morning.

           

          The bus hit the median around 8:05 a.m. at Hoyne Avenue and Madison Street as it swerved to avoid another vehicle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

          The seven children were taken in good-to-fair

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago