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Here's what happened to 99 immigrant children separated from their parents & sent to Chicago

Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.... Read more»

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'Sanctuary cities' weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding

Officials from so-called sanctuary cities met in New York on Tuesday to discuss their response to threats from the Trump administration to cut off some funding to cities and states that fail to assist federal authorities in arresting illegal immigrants.... Read more»

Factchecking 'temperature' at Trump rallies

Asked if he would consider "lowering the temperature" at his rallies when protests erupt, Donald Trump said, “I think, in many cases, I do lower the temperature.” But in many cases he has not. Quite the opposite.... Read more»

Chicago hot dogs find 2nd home in Az along with Cubs, White Sox

When Chicagoans use Cubs and White Sox spring training as an excuse to escape the city’s bone-chilling winters, Phoenix restaurants are ready to greet them with home-style hot dogs. ... Read more»

The best reporting on children with PTSD

What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods. ... Read more»

With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom is more urgent

Editors and news executives gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists.... Read more»

PTSD crisis ignored: America's neighborhood wounded

Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for PTSD in 2011, they assumed they would find cases. They just didn’t know how many: Fully 43 percent of the patients they examined – and more than half of gunshot-wound victims – had signs of PTSD.... Read more»

Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Some of America's best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from the underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros. As companies increasingly turn to temp workers to pack their products and stock their shelves, it's the workers who pay the price.... Read more»

Families of Tucson shooting victims urge D.C. to act on gun control

Emily Nottingham, whose son was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was in Washington Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass stronger background checks and ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.... Read more»

Comfort dogs deployed to Newtown

A team of golden retrievers have arrived in Newtown, Connecticut, to help those grieving after a shooting rampage on Friday killed 27 people, most of them young children.... Read more»

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NATO protesters charged with terror conspiracy in Chicago

Three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, police said Saturday.... Read more»

Demonstrators beware: You won't be seen or heard

Cities’ use of “spatial tactics” such as exclusion zones at upcoming political conventions and this weekend's NATO summit risks muffling dissent, critics say.... Read more»5

From the editor

Local independent news sites form trade group

A group of local independent online news publishers from across the country—including TucsonSentinel.com— agreed to found a trade group while attending a conference in Chicago on Friday.... Read more»

Pakistan's ISI and terror group allied, witness says

A confessed terrorist took the stand in a Chicago courtroom Monday and described a close alliance between Pakistan's intelligence service and the Lashkar-i-Taiba terrorist group, alleging that Pakistani officers recruited him and played a central role in planning the 2008 Mumbai attacks.... Read more»

Pakistan’s terror ties at center of upcoming Chicago trial

Bin Laden's time at compound that apparently went unnoticed is at question as the United States and Pakistan's relationship hangs on a thin thread days after indictment of terror suspects. But detailed allegations of ISI involvement in terrorism soon will be made public.... Read more»

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Friendly advice to Rahm Emanuel

A panel of Illinois Appellate Court justices ruled that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago.... Read more»

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