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Gun Violence Takes The Chicago Homicide Rate Over 200 After a Long Holiday Weekend Of Shootings

What hurts the most is that two children were involved. Chicago reached a grim milestone over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend as the city's homicide rate has now surpassed 200. The 200th homicide of the year from gun violence was realized on Saturday when a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street on the Near West Side, according to Huff Post Chicago and RedEye Chicago.

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Honoring The Flag And Remembering Gustus Bozarth, A Not-So-Famous Patriotic American Who Knew How To Fold The American Flag With Style [VIDEO]

How do you fold the American flag?  Well, Gustus Bozarth knew how to do it, and did it when he thought no one was looking.

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Governor Activates Flood Helpline

Governor Cuomo has activated the New York State Flood Helpline to aid residents affected by the widespread flooding across the state.

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George Zimmerman Tells Jurors His Account of the Killing of Trayvon Martin [VIDEO]

George Zimmerman told the jury that he never tried to identify himself as a neighborhood watch volunteer before fatally shooting the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. "I was scared," he said in a taped police interrogation three days after the killing.

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‘The New Yorker’ Gay Marriage Cover with Bert and Ernie

The New Yorker magazine has always been at the leading edge of progressive American culture and the cover for the July 8 & 15 double issue is no exception.

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Friends, Family, and Fans Gather to Say Goodbye to James Gandolfini

And so we say, farewell, Jimmy. James Gandolfini's nearest and dearest family and friends gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan on Thursday morning (June 26th, 2013) in remembrance of the "Sopranos" star. James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family. Thousands gathered for the funeral service, among them, celebrities and 'Sopranos' alum. Series creator David Chase delivered a moving eulogy for James.

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Your 4th Of July Cook-Out Is Actually a Slice of America

You may not have a fixed menu for your cook-out while celebrating on the Fourth of July, but you can count on the fact that the burgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, salads, chips and the watermelon are from the good old U.S.A. Whether it's the meats, the fruits or vegetables, your celebrating the "United Tastes of America".

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

The U.S. Supreme Court has extended federal benefits to same-sex couples by striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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Texas Abortion Bill Fails Following Stunning, Late-Night Legislative Chaos

A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.

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See The Largest Wasp Nest Ever [VIDEO]

Jonathan Simkins is an Entomologist or in simple terms, an insect control expert. He was called by a private property owner to an area in the woods of Central Florida to get rid of a humongous yellow jacket wasp nest. He never imagined that it would be this large.

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Middle School Girl Kicked off Her Football Team – Meet Maddy Blythe

A 7th grade student in Georgia was kicked off her school's football team. The reason?

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The Opening Statements Have Been Presented In The Trayvon Martin Murder Trial & Profanity Is Aired Live [VIDEOS][POLL]

Both the Prosecution and the Defense made their opening statements in the Trayvon Martin murder trial. George Zimmerman's defense attorneys used statements Zimmerman made to a police officer and a neighbor immediately after he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson ruled last week that prosecutors could use the word "profiled" in their opening statements, as long as their description isn't limited to racial profiling.

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