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County that includes Chicago tops 2019 homicide total amid shooting spike

The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday said it had logged the 677th homicide of 2019, eclipsing last year's total of 675, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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Trump Administration Reportedly Plans Pre-Election ICE Raids of Sanctuary Cities as Political Ploy
Trump attempts to lift, hurl the kitchen sink of political chauvinism ahead of Election Day.
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Joe Biden Faces Calls to Skip Debates after Trump Inspires Far-Right, Undermines Election
Calls are growing for Democratic nominee Joe Biden to skip the next two presidential debates following Tuesday's contentious exchanges.
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Flesh-eating Bacteria Causes Woman's Leg to Rot After Getting Impaled on Tree in Hawaii
It is thought to be the first case of an NSTI—a condition which makes the skin die as if it has been devoured—in someone with a healthy immune system.
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Chaotic debate sends US stock futures sinking: September 30, 2020
Here's what's moving markets today.
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SNL is back this weekend with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden, Chris Rock as host and a whole lot of restrictions. Here’s what to expect.
"Saturday Night Live" will return for its 46th season with more Alec Baldwin as Trump, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and three new cast members.
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Bellator 247: Paul Daley taken ill, main event bout with Derek Anderson canceled
Paul Daley was taken ill after failing to make weight for his main event and is reportedly out of Bellator 247, according to reports on the ground in Milan, Italy.       Related StoriesChris Duncan: Forward pressure will overwhelm Iamik Furtado at Bellator 247After alternating wins and losses, Brian Moore knows consistency key to make Bellator title runUnbeaten Norbert Novenyi Jr. before Bellator 247: 'People still don't understand the level I'm on' 
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'When you've gotta go, you've gotta go!' Dier sprints off for emergency toilet break
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'When you've gotta go, you've gotta go!' Eric Dier sprints off for emergency toilet break in Spurs' cup clash
Nature called and Eric Dier answered.
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In Virginia swing district, bitter rematch for Republican Scott Taylor and Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria
A tight race, a plethora of attack ads. In Virginia’s 2nd district, it feels a lot like deja vu.
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Girl uses her voice to encourage voting in ‘Loretta Little Looks Back’
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney’s latest collaboration is historical but timely.
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The BREATHE Act is the policy change America needs
The grand jury's decision to not charge the officers who killed Breonna Taylor was heartbreaking in its familiarity. From Eric Garner to Michael Brown to Sandra Bland and now Breonna Taylor, the murder of Black people by law enforcement in this country often seems not to be considered a crime. The grand jury in Kentucky played into this painful feedback loop, charging one officer out of three for wanton endangerment, but not for taking Breonna's life.
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Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman set to be sentenced today in Nxivm sex-cult case
Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman — who allegedly used her family fortune to help bankroll the notorious Nxivm cult — is set to become the first person sentenced in the sordid saga Wednesday. The disgraced daughter of late Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr. pleaded guilty last year to charges related to her role as a...
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On This Day: 30 September 1924
Legendary writer Truman Capote was born in New Orleans. (Sept. 30)       
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North Carolina Democrat opposing GOP's Thom Tillis sparks BBQ-vs.-grilling controversy with tweet
A U.S. Senate candidate in North Carolina sparked a controversy of sorts this week with a tweet in which he appeared to conflate barbecuing with grilling, an apparent no-no in the Tar Heel state.
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Anaheim City Council approves $150-million cash stadium sale to Angels owner
The council votes 5-2 to sell the stadium and surrounding land to Angels owner Arte Moreno in a deal designed to keep the team in town through 2050.
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'The Lion King 2': All We Know About Barry Jenkins' New Movie
"The Lion King 2" has been announced as an upcoming project for "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins, with a script that is said to explore the origin story of Mufasa.
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Meghan Markle Says Comments Are 'Not Controversial' After Donald Trump Spat
The Duchess of Sussex claimed "what ends up being inflammatory is people's interpretation" after following calls to be stripped of her titles over her election remarks.
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James Comey to testify before Congress about Russia probe: What to know
Former FBI Director James Comey will make his long-awaited appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to answer questions regarding the FBI’s actions in the early stages of the Russia investigation.
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Pandemic Hits Black and Latino Families Harder Financially, Poll Finds
More than 60 percent of U.S. households with children reported serious money problems, but the pain was far worse for Black and Latino parents. Here’s the latest.
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5 things to know for September 30: Debate, coronavirus, shutdown, economy, Amnesty
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Watch the key moments from the first presidential debate
President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden faced off for the first time in the 2020 election and the results were chaotic.
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James Comey testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday
Former FBI Director James Comey faces off with Senate Republicans on Wednesday over the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation in a hearing that's being held fewer than six weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump vs. Biden: The First Presidential Debate
The matchup was defined not by the usual differences in policy, personality or style but by a level of personal attacks unheard-of in modern American politics.
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Free diver discovers meaning to life exploring ocean depths
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Endorsement: Yes on Proposition 25 to end bail and the poverty penalty
Prop. 25 would end the bail industry in California and the use of wealth or poverty to determine whether a person accused of a crime stays in jail or goes home before trial.
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Letters to the Editor: A Holocaust survivor's story shows just how ridiculous mask refusers are
The story of Holocaust survivor Dr. William Good stands in stark contrast to Americans who don't want to make any sacrifices to beat COVID-19.
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Why pocket listings promote a discriminatory real estate market
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | When we claim to have a marketplace for homes, we should make sure that it is a fair marketplace for all and that all home buyers and home sellers have an equal chance to buy and sell homes in the market.
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A family raised $20,000 in tips for their 89-year-old pizza deliveryman
Delivery man Derlin Newey, 89, who had never seen TikTok, became one of its stars when a customer posted a video of him delivering a pizza.
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A closer look at Congo’s Islamist rebels
Claims about links to the Islamic State may hamper civilian protection.
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Op-Ed: Trump profoundly damaged our civil rights. Here's how Biden can begin restoring them
The Trump administration has deeply damaged our civil rights laws. Here are urgent actions a Biden-Harris administration should take to reinvigorate civil rights enforcement.
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Letters to the Editor: How will California power all those electric vehicles? With the sun
A reader who drives electric vehicles says her home solar system provides more than enough energy to power her cars and her home.
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Andrew McCarthy: Russian intel alleges Hillary Clinton orchestrated collusion hoax to distract from emails
Hillary Clinton personally signed off on the Russiagate farce to distract attention from her email scandal, according to a Russian intelligence analysis that was obtained by U.S. intelligence agencies in July 2016.
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Letters to the Editor: Of course voters are angry and afraid. Their president is undermining the election
President Trump has threatened to stay in power even if he loses the vote. Why shouldn't voters fear the worst after the election?
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Letters to the Editor: Amy Coney Barrett is a particular kind of Catholic. Others are much more liberal
Amy Coney Barrett is a Catholic who prioritizes abortion and social conservatism; other Catholics follow Jesus' example of helping poor and outcasts.
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Maryland suburb steps up response to covid-19 in Latino communities
Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar includes funding for testing, case management, contact tracing and a Spanish phone information line.
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Gruesome details revealed in trial of son accused of killing, dissolving parents
Graphic details were shared on Monday and Tuesday during the trial of a man who allegedly killed and dissolved his parent's bodies in acid over Thanksgiving weekend in 2016.
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Watch Joe Biden’s Standout Debate Moments [Video]
Joe Biden faced a barrage of attacks from President Trump, but he fired back several times in ways that drifted outside expectations.
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AOC responds after Biden says Green New Deal ‘not my plan’ during debate
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a toned-down reaction Tuesday night after Democratic nominee Joe Biden separated himself from the multitrillion-dollar Green New Deal, her signature legislative proposal.
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One Woman’s Oddly Inspiring Movie About Killing Her Dad
In the delightful Dick Johnson Is Dead, a filmmaker and her father act out his impending demise.
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Louisiana Man Hid in Teen Girl's Bedroom Closet for More Than a Month, Police Say
The 36-year-old man had traveled from Florida after meeting the girl online, say detectives.
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'South Park' Pandemic Special: When and Where to Watch Online and on TV
"South Park" is about to deal with COVID-19 in its own unique way with a pandemic special, set to air this week on Comedy Central.
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Here are the words people looked up after the first presidential debate
There are few words that can describe Tuesday night's presidential debate.
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What Donald Trump Tweeted After Fiery Presidential Debate With Joe Biden
President Trump sent a series of tweets and re-tweets following the first presidential debate of the 2020 election.
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2020 NBA Finals: Why Miami Heat Will Have to Make History to Stop Los Angeles Lakers
The Heat aim to become only the third team in NBA history to win the Finals despite being seeded outside the top three in their conference.
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Jackets, tights and Rafa in sleeves: Welcome to the cold, dreary 2020 French Open
Cool, damp weather in Paris means short skirts and sleeveless tops have made way for leggings and bulky jackets.
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US voters agree first debate not 'presidential'
American voters on both sides of the isle agree the chaotic nature of the first 2020 presidential debate muddled the messages from President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. (Sept. 30)       
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New luxury apartments at D.C.'s Buzzard Point offer amenities and water view
TOWN SQUARE | Building amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, grilling stations, two courtyards, a dog park, a library, a lounge, a game room, a demonstration kitchen and a co-working space.
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Police Driver Appears to Give BLM Protesters the Finger Outside Presidential Debate
Groups of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Cleveland to call for justice and the ousting of President Donald Trump.
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