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Chicago’s holiday weekend of violence

By Reuters
27 December 2016   |   4:00 am
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there were 27 shootings in the city, including 12 of which were fatal.

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