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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
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Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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A pedestrian walks past a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found Thursday in Blackstone, Mass., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Both "condemned" and "keep out" signs are attached behind police tape to the front door(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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Soul singer Patti LaBelle arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Houston. A former West Point cadet is suing LaBelle saying she ordered her bodyguards to beat him up as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal in 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays deadSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid maneuvers to ensure nuclear waste dump in Nevada stays dead
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Maya Stevens carries bags of possessions from her home, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was spared when a fire burned through her neighborhood in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, second from right, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia,  smiles as he and his wife Amber, left, are recognized at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?Obama declares Ebola a global threat, outlines response _ but will it be enough and in time?
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FILE - In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
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  • Man struck by vehicle, critically injured in River North

    The man, 23, was walking into the street in the 800 block of North LaSalle about 4:40 a.m. when a southbound 2012 Honda Civic struck him, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. My FOX Chicago, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:07 AM
  • Evanston woman charged with credit card fraud

    The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination. Evanston Review, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:19 PM
  • High speed police chase leads to drug arrest, charges for chasing cops

    A high-speed chase through Elmwood Park and Chicago resulted in one man being charged with drug possession and another arrested for his unwanted attempt to help police. Louis R. Tirado, 35, of 5419 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 11:07 p.m. Sept. ElmLeaves, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:23 PM
  • River Grove, Elmwood Park police blotter: Man accused of throwing beer bottle through car window

    Luis I. Rivas, 31, of 2548 N. Austin Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 12:55 p.m. Sept. 13 on 8600 block of Grand Avenue and charged with criminal damage and battery. ElmLeaves, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:22 PM
  • Thieves strike designer clothes store in Chicago's Gold Coast

    Patrol officers early Monday found the front windows shattered at the high-end Moncler store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and several racks of coats stolen. The officers were on patrol when they heard the burglar alarm at 3:50 a.m. on Oak Street near Michigan Avenue, Chicago police said. Daily Herald, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:05 AM
  • Man shot by cops charged with attempted murder

    A man who was shot and wounded by Chicago Police has been charged with attempted murder in a crash that injured a police officer Saturday night on the Near West Side. Denzel Ford, 20, also is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, one count of aggravated battery and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the incident in the 2300 block of West Lake, police said. Chicago Sun-Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:10 AM
  • Oak Park police blotter: Man charged with stealing bike

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. OakLeaves, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:28 AM
  • Man Charged with DUI After Crashing Car with Child Inside, Police Say

    Wendie S. Baker, 20, of the 1800 block of S. Ridgeway Ave. in Chicago, was arrested in the 1500 block of Waukegan Rd. at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and charged with Criminal Trespass to Vehicle and Resisting Arrest., Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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