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Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Demonstrators stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold drizzling rain to turn the traditional start of the holiday shopping season on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile into a high-profile platform from which to deliver their message: The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald - captured on a squad-car video made public earlier this week - was another example of what they say is the systemic disregard police show for the lives and rights of black people. Comment?
A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with another jumper during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, authorities said. Corey Hood of Cincinnati, Ohio, who had recently turned 32, was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said Mario Johnson, a Cook County medical examiner's investigator. Comment?
Two parachutists were seriously injured Saturday during the Chicago Air & Water Show, including one who witnesses say clipped the top of a high-rise apartment building and fell to the ground in the city's Gold Coast neighborhood. The two men were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Comment?
Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said. In 1948, when network television was beginning, Carter starred in a series of variety shows on ABC. Comment?
Yamil DeJesus, 41, Angel Borrero, 22, and Tyshawn Michael Garcia, 22, are each accused of aggravated theft and identity theft in Multnomah County. A man came into an AT&T store in Southeast Portland, introduced himself as Doug Schultheis and said he needed three iPhone 6s for his kids. Comment?
Annual Dog Wash/Car Wash & Flea Market: This annual event benefiting Homeward Bound Pets Shelter in McMinnville will also include dog nail trimming, "pluck-a-duck" game and more, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1200 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville . For more information, call 971-237-1604 or visit hbpets.org. Comment?
Game 3 of the Trail Blazers' first-round matchup against Memphis on Saturday had one notable difference from the first two games: more fouls called. Saturday's officiating crew of Scott Foster, Mark Ayotte and Bille Kennedy called a total of 53 fouls, by far the most in the first three games of the best-of-seven series, including 31 on Portland. Comment?
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