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Community members hold a candle light vigil at Harsh park to honor Hadiya Pendleton on Feb. 1, 2013 in Chicago.

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Community members hold a candle light vigil at Harsh park to honor Hadiya Pendleton on Feb. 1, 2013 in Chicago.

Michelle Obama Attending Chicago Shooting-Victim’s Funeral

Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton attended President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration. First lady Michelle Obama will attend the girl’s funeral. The trip home to Chicago for the first lady comes as the president is embroiled in a debate with Congress about curbing gun...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.

Jeb Bush’s American `Restoration’

The divide between the impoverished and privileged in the United States is widening, with a society of once great ideals following a disturbing path toward an unsustainable future — a nation in need of “restoration.” A new regime of educational...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Jeb Bush: `Here’ for Education

Updated at 1:15 pm EST Jeb Bush is in town. The former Florida governor, brother of one former president and son of another, is encamped in Washington — in a hotel just a few blocks from the White House, as...

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President-elect Barack Obama steps out of his vehicle as he arrives at the University of Chicago Lab School to play basketball on Nov. 23, 2008.

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President-elect Barack Obama steps out of his vehicle as he arrives at the University of Chicago Lab School to play basketball on Nov. 23, 2008.

Obama’s Team Wins By `Like 20′ — Election Day Chicago Hoops

Updated at 4:45 pm EST President Barack Obama played basketball today at the same Chicago gym where he played on Election Day 2008. He was joined in the afternoon game by staff and friends including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a...

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Ann Romney, Mitt Romney and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondhi during a rally at Tradition Town Square in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Ann Romney, Mitt Romney and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondhi during a rally at Tradition Town Square in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ann Romney: `Throw Out’ Education System — Good Housekeeping

Ann Romney wants to `throw out’ the education system. At least, that’s what she says in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine which, a little more than one week before the presidential election, is likely to get plenty of attention...

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