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This undated handout photo provided by The Kennedy Center shows the Little Dancer Company visit to the "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" sculpture by Edgar Degas, at the National Gallery of in Art in Washington. “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical debuting on the Kennedy Center stage in Washington. The new $7 million production opening for previews Saturday is the brainchild of playwright and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, composer Stephen Flaherty and director and choreographer Susan Stroman. The show was born out of a love of dance and their shared interest in one of the most important sculptures at the National Gallery of Art that depicts a defiant 14-year-old dancer who posed for Degas.  (AP Photo/The Kennedy Center)
'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DCNew musical 'Little Dancer' inspired by famous Degas sculpture readies for debut in Washington
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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not sonMother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
In this May 15, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 takes off from Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Southwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percentSouthwest rides increase in passenger traffic and lower fuel costs to $329 million profit
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
FILE - In this  Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Father David Rider, right, and father John Gibson take their shoes off after dancing before an interview with the Associated press at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, New York and the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed during a fund-raiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary just up the hill from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
Dancing priests become Internet sensationDancing priests become Internet sensation as singing nun releases first album
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Delta planes clip wings at Minnesota airportDelta planes clip wings while preparing to leave Minnesota airport, return to gates
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2010 file photo shows the 3M Co. logo on some of the company's products, in Philadelphia. 3M reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
3M 3rd-quarter net income up 6 percentPost-it maker 3M's 3rd quarter net income rises 6 percent on higher revenue across divisions
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
FILE -  In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, the parents of Sahra Ali Mehenni : Kamel Ali Mehenni, left, and  Severine Ali Mehenni, pose for a picture in their living room in Lezignan Corbieres, southern France.  At age 17, Sahra Ali Mehenni went so far as to ask her mother to get her a passport, saying she wanted her paperwork in order before she reached adulthood. When she left for Syria on March 11, departing from the Marseille airport just as the teen boy did, she took her burgundy-bound passport and nobody stopped her before she boarded the flight to Istanbul. (AP Photo/Fred Scheiber, File)
For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamlessFor teens with passports, travel to Syria _ or anywhere else _ can be surprisingly easy
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment building in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of two of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend were stopped at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, after the U.S. informed authorities at the airport about the girls arriving alone and headed to Turkey en route to Syria. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruitingOfficial: Colorado girls urged to travel to Syria, renewing fears of online terror recruiting
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Flyers for candidates are distributed ahead of the parliament elections in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Ukraine's parliament elections are scheduled for Sunday Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliamentUkraine pins hopes for prosperous future on clearing out its brawling parliament
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
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  • Missing Midlothian man found dead at Oak Forest park

    An elderly Midlothian resident who had been missing since November was found dead this month in a pile of tree branches at an Oak Forest park, authorities said. An Oak Forest Park District employee was spraying for weeds Oct. 10 along a small creek next to a playground at the park in the 15500 block of Waverly Avenue and saw what appeared to be two human legs sticking out from a bundle of tree branches, according to police. The Southtown Star, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:07 PM
  • Oak Lawn Cops Put Dent In Rash of Car Burglaries With Arrests

    Caption: Some of the adults charged in a recent rash of car burglaries in Oak Lawn: Taylor Ramirez, 18, of Oak Lawn; James M. Chomer, 20, of Chicago; and John J. Rourke, 20 also of Chicago. All three are in custody of the Cook County Sheriff. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 01:08 AM
  • 7 women murdered in Indiana prompts search of abandoned homes in Illinois

    The Cook County Sheriff's Office is breaking open more than a dozen abandoned homes in connection to the suspected Indiana serial killer case. In a race against nightfall, sheriff's police pried open what could be the next big break in the suspected Indiana serial killer case. My FOX Chicago, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 12:12 AM
  • Man wanted for Sauk Village murder arrested in Georgia

    A man sought in connection with a fatal shooting last month in the south suburbs is behind bars without bond after being arrested just north of Atlanta. Devonte Marsh, 19, was taken into custody last week in Georgia by Cherokee County sheriff's deputies on a warrant from Cook County, according to a statement from Sauk Village police. My FOX Chicago, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:06 PM
  • Indiana killings case prompt Illinois searches

    Illinois authorities are investigating whether a man who Indiana investigators say has confessed to killing seven women recently may have traveled to Chicago's south suburbs shortly before his arrest last weekend. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says technology suggests Darren Vann may have visited the Chicago-area communities of Hazelcrest, Markham and Harvey between time 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy's body was found last Friday in Hammond, Indiana, and Vann's arrest the next day. WAND-TV Decatur, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 08:18 PM
  • Illinois Ballot Machine Changes Votes From Republican to Democrat

    As liberals and Democrats continue to argue voter fraud doesn't exist, voting machines in Cook County Illinois are changing votes for Republican candidates to votes for Democrats. More from Watchdog.org : Early Voting in Illinois got off to its typical start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Townhall, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 09:25 AM
  • Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters Hosts Program on Nov. 4 Election

    Colleen Gleason from the Cook County Clerk's office was the featured speaker at a recent program meeting of the Homewood Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters at the Homewood Public Library attended by about fifty members and guests. Ms. Gleason explained changes that have taken place in the election laws in the past few months and discussed the constitutional amendments and advisory referenda to be found on the November 4th ballot. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 01:36 AM
  • Killings case prompts Illinois searches

    Illinois authorities are investigating whether a man who Indiana investigators say has confessed to killing seven women may have traveled to Chicago's south suburbs shortly before his arrest at the weekend. The Paducah Sun Online Edition, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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