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A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago

A bloody Fourth of July weekend left 60 people shot in Chicago, nine of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon. Many of the weekend's shootings occurred in the city's South Side neighborhoods.
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More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday Weekend

The Chicago Tribune called it "the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year." The number of shootings in the city has risen since last year even as the homicide rate has fallen.
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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.
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Sandwich Monday: The Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to a sandwich classic: the grilled cheese, breaded and deep-fried.
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In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.
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Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. The giant Verrückt water slide stands at 168 feet tall.
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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.
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Firecracker Man Calls Himself A Little Nuts

John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.
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Funnel Cloud Photo Bombs Wedding Pix

As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revitalize itself using a land bank.

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