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13 Killed in Chicago Over Labor Day Holiday Weekend

The midwestern U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois is reeling from a deadly Labor Day holiday weekend in which 13 people were shot to death, pushing the homicide rate this year to levels not seen in two decades. The Chicago Police Department told VOA 488 people have been killed this year, mostly by gunfire, a homicide count the nation's third largest city has not experienced since the 1990's, when homicides peaked at more than 900 a year. The Chicago Tribune reports there were 512...

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