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Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71Rapper-actor Common's father, Lonnie 'Pops' Lynn, known for spoken-word poems, dies at 71
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaObama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa
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In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Twry Pataxo, center, a member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, holds a ceremony at her home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twry organizes monthly meetings at her two-room cinderblock home for indigenous people from the Mare and beyond. They close their meetings with chants, dances and a prayer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slumsIndigenous people in Brazil facing deforestation, joblessness seek out cities, end up in slums
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People walk past a yacht that was pushed by Hurricane Odile onto a ramp leading to San Lucas' main street, in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja CaliforniaTropical Storm Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California peninsula after battering Los Cabos
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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoyAfghanistan: Suicide car bomber targets foreign convoy near US Embassy
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In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Twry Pataxo, center, a member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, holds a ceremony at her home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twry organizes monthly meetings at her two-room cinderblock home for indigenous people from the Mare and beyond. They close their meetings with chants, dances and a prayer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slumsIndigenous people in Brazil facing deforestation, joblessness seek out cities, end up in slums
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Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) scores on a seven yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against ColtsNick Foles directs Philadelphia Eagles to another comeback win, 30-27 over Indianapolis Colts
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FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets sank Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meetingAsian stock markets mostly lower ahead of potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting
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  • 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 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. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:44 PM
  • Winnetka Police Make 2 DUI Arrests

    Someone stole a men's red and silver Specialized bike worth $600 from the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Glendale Ave. between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 8. Elaine G. Stegmyer, 30, of the 4400 block of Damen Ave. in Chicago, was arrested for felony retail theft Sept. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 12:55 PM
  • Chicago man accused of breaking into apartment, punching family member

    A Chicago man appeared in court Monday for the first time on allegations he punched a family member in the head last month while trespassing at University Village. Daniel C. Phillips, 26, of the 11600 block of South Justine Street, is accused of trespassing on Aug. 14 at University Village, 722 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, when the apartment complex's property owner had previously banned him, court records show. Daily Chronicle, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 12:53 PM
  • International Study Critiques Chicago Transit

    Sept. 15--A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit ridership in Chicago is relatively depressing," concludes the report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based research agency whose backers include the world's richest nations, among them the U.S. The report found a lack of coordination among the four transit agencies and their four separate boards as well as insufficient accountability. Mass Transit, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:30 PM
  • Victims Still Fear Convicted Cyberstalker

    A Lincoln Park man is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for a variety of crimes that include cyberstalking and residential theft, but even though he could be facing prison time, the criminal's victims still fear retribution. Jicheng "Kevin" Liu was convicted of felony cyberstalking and theft and could face up to 14 years in prison for his crimes. NBC Chicago, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:24 PM
  • Riot Fest Chicago comes of age at Humboldt Park during 10th Anniversary

    During Riot fest's 10th anniversary in Chicago, rock fans enjoyed a wild weekend at Humboldt Park . The incredibly large venue, located in Chicago's West Side , was at first cursed by poor weather, turning Friday's Riot Fest into a cold, wet mud fest. Examiner.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 10:53 PM
  • Northwestern Welcomes the Class of 2018

    A host of upperclassmen were on hand to greet the new class of freshmen and help them get settled during move-in day, the always exciting kickoff of a whirlwind of activities that make up Wildcat Welcome week. But it is the official Wildcat Welcome spectacle tomorrow, Sept. Northwestern University, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 10:16 PM
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