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Op-Ed: Liberal Chicago growing more violent and more segregated

Chicago - Chicago, President Obama's hometown, is among the most politically liberal cities in the USA, and remains one of the nation's most violent and segregated major metropolitan communities.

2016 shaping up to be Chicago's deadliest year in two decades

Chicago - Chicago recorded 51 gun deaths in January, making it the deadliest start to a new year in 16 years. Adding the February death toll brings the number to 95 gun deaths, the deadliest start to a new year in two decades.

Chicago: 19 shot, three dead between Saturday and Sunday mornings

Chicago - Chicago exploded with gun violence again over the weekend with 19 people shot, including three dead, between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, according to police. The dead included a 16-year-old boy.

SWAT patrols Chicago streets after 82 people shot over weekend

Chicago - Heavily-armed police SWAT teams are patrolling the streets of Chicago following a violent Fourth of July weekend during which at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally.

Op-Ed: Chicago: 82 shot, 14 killed during July 4th holiday

Chicago - Within 84 hours there were 82 casualties and 14 dead. The statistics aren’t from Syria or Iraq, they are from Chicago, Illinois; Windy City USA.

14 dead, 82 shot in Chicago over 4th of July weekend

Chicago - The holiday weekend in Chicago was marred by gun violence across the city. The youngest victim of this weekend's shootings was only 14 years old, he was shot by police.

UPDATE: Seven injured in shooting near Chile’s National Congress

Santiago - At least seven people had been injured by gunfire in downtown Valparaiso about a block away from the building of the Chilean National Congress.

More drive-by shootings and robberies Thursday in Chicago

Chicago - A 12-year-old boy was one of six Chicagoans wounded in drive-by shootings and robberies in Chicago on Thursday, day four of a massive teacher walk out in the public schools system.

Chicago: Teachers strike, gun violence loomed as mayor partied

Chicago - While Mayor Rahm Emanuel worked crowds and gave a speech on behalf of President Obama at the Democratic Convention, a looming teachers strike and bloody shootings plague Chicago.

Bloody Chicago: 19 people gunned down in one night; 13 in 30 min

Chicago - In a particularly violent night in America's most dangerous major city, at least 19 people were wounded as a result of gun violence.

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White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed a lack of  morality   not easy acc...
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed a lack of "morality," not easy access to guns, is primarily to blame for the city's violence problem.