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Chicago's O'Hare Needs Help Clearing Brush

The airport is looking for 25 grazing animals to clear out overgrown bushes surrounding the airport, according to a report in the Sun Times. Those bushes attract birds which are dangerous to aircraft.
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Numbers Favor Republicans But Path To Senate Majority Is Still Iffy

With about 50 days to go before the elections, the battle for Senate control is still too close to call. To get a majority, Republicans need a net gain of 4 seats — 3 if the GOP wins the White House.
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Retracing The Steps Of A Civil War Photographer

Today's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed?
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Kilpatrick Corruption Case A 'Classic Greek Tragedy'

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces federal charges he used city government to operate a widespread criminal enterprise. The government's case hinges on wiretaps, the racy text messages and testimony from some of Kilpatrick's childhood friends who worked in his administration.
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Antietam: A Savage Day In American History

The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single day in American history, and the partial victory by Union troops led Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle that left 23,000 men killed or wounded on both sides.
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Presidential Campaigns Target 'Likely' Voters

President Obama campaigns this week in Ohio, Florida and Virginia — three key states where a new poll shows him leading Republican rival Mitt Romney. An important question this election season is: Which candidate will do a better of job of getting his supporters to the polls in November?

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