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Obama’s Speech Closes NATO Summit, Sets Agenda for Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Rebecca Zborowski, Ryan Murphy, Austin Montgomery, Tim Shaunnessey, Katherine Iorio, and Meghan Gray   President Barack Obama thanked Chicago for hosting the NATO Summit, explained the exit strategy for Afghanistan and answered questions about international and domestic policy at a closing press conference at the NATO Summit Monday afternoon. President Obama expressed pride in … Continue reading

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Former U.S. General Calls for Problem Solving in Pakistan

By Rebecca Zborowski, Ryan Murphy, and Katherine Iorio With NATO pondering its future in Afghanistan, former U.S. General James Jones said Monday at a NATO-related gathering that there cannot be an active solution for Afghanistan without solving the unrest in Pakistan. Appearing at a NATO-related conference for young international professionals, Jones said the fate of the two … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening March Bring Conflict Between Protesters, Police

More than 1,000 protesters marched through the streets Saturday evening stopping traffic as hundreds of Chicago Police Department officers barricaded routes. What looked to be in the hundreds at first at Congress Avenue and State Street Saturday early evening turned into more than 1,000 late that evening with a a handful of arrests. A few … Continue reading

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NATO Protesters Take Aim at Oil Pipeline

Environmental activists covered themselves with fake oil outside the Canadian consulate in Chicago Thursday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. While protesters chanted, “No pipeline,” several half-naked activists covered themselves in chocolate syrup, which they said represented oil. They then sat in the middle of the street in front of the consulate, pretending to be dead to … Continue reading

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Anti-war Protesters Demand an End in Afghanistan

A group of 50 protesters demonstrated outside President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters Thursday to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and unmanned drone aircraft attacks overseas. Despite calling ahead for permission, Reutersreported that some of the roughly 50 protesters said they were unable to deliver a letter to the Obama campaign headquarters. The letter called for the … Continue reading