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May 21, 2012

At least 45 arrests, some injuries in Chicago anti-NATO clashes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Four police officers were injured and 45 demonstrators arrested after baton-wielding police clashed with anti-war protesters marching on the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday, police said.

A lawyer’s group assisting protesters challenged police figures, saying at least 12 protesters were hurt, some with head wounds from police batons, and more than 60 people detained.

May 21, 2012

Groups says 60 arrested, some hurt in Chicago anti-NATO clashes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Baton-swinging police clashed with anti-war protesters marching on the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and a lawyers’ group representing the demonstrators said at least 12 people were injured, some with head wounds from police batons.

More than 60 people were arrested in a melee at the end of a march attended by at least 3,000 people, according to Sarah Gelsomino of the National Lawyers Guild, which represented protesters and attended demonstrations.

May 20, 2012

Anti-NATO protesters begin big march on Chicago summit

CHICAGO, May 20 (Reuters) – Protesters marched through the
steamy streets of Chicago on Sunday, carrying an anti-war
message for world leaders at a NATO summit and led by a group of
Iraq War veterans who planned to give back their military
medals.

Police estimated the crowd at 2,500 to 3,000 people in what
was the largest rally so far in the week leading up to the NATO
summit.

May 20, 2012

“Anonymous” affiliate claims hacked Chicago police site as NATO opens

CHICAGO, May 20 (Reuters) – A group affiliated with the
hacking activist group Anonymous said it made a “hacktivist”
attack on the Chicago Police Department and related websites on
Sunday as part of protests against the summit of the NATO
military alliance.

The Chicago City Council web site (www.cityofchicago.org)
was inoperable on Sunday morning for a period, as was the police
department site, which is accessible via the council web portal.

May 10, 2012

Corrected: Veteran Republican Senator Lugar soundly defeated

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year Senate veteran and leading foreign policy voice, was soundly defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed rival on Tuesday, jolting the American political establishment during a volatile election year.

Lugar, 80, was the first Senate incumbent ousted this year and his defeat showed that the anti-Washington, small government Tea Party movement is alive and well.

May 9, 2012

Veteran Republican Senator Lugar soundly defeated

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year Senate veteran and leading foreign policy voice, was soundly defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed rival on Tuesday, jolting the American political establishment during a volatile election year.

Lugar, 80, was the first Senate incumbent ousted this year and his defeat showed that the anti-Washington, small government Tea Party movement is alive and well.

May 9, 2012

Veteran Republican Senator Lugar defeated in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year veteran of the Senate and leading foreign policy voice, was defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed challenger on Tuesday, the first Senate incumbent ousted in the 2012 election year.

Lugar conceded defeat to challenger Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who attacked the soft-spoken Senator for votes in support of Democratic President Barack Obama.

May 8, 2012

Lugar pleads for votes, says rival will lose to Democrat

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Richard Lugar, the six-term senator from Indiana struggling to beat back a Tea Party-backed rival in Tuesday’s Republican primary, made a last minute appeal for votes by saying his challenger will lose to a Democrat in November.

If he is defeated on Tuesday, Lugar would be the first Senate incumbent of either party to lose so far this election year. He is a key voice in the Senate on foreign policy.

May 5, 2012

Democrats could gain if Indiana’s Lugar loses U.S. Senate seat

By Nick Carey

(Reuters) – The last time Republican Senate veteran Richard Lugar stood for election, in 2006, he was so respected that the Democrats did not bother to run against him and he won his Indiana seat with 87 percent of the vote.

But now Lugar, 80, is faltering under a conservative challenge from within his own party in Tuesday’s Indiana Republican primary. That is giving Democrats, struggling to keep control of the U.S. Senate in November’s elections, a glimmer of hope of winning the U.S. Senate seat Lugar has held for 36 years.

Apr 9, 2012

In foreclosures, Occupy groups see a unifying cause

April 9 (Reuters) – Mercedes Robinson-Duvallon turned 83 in
February, but there was little time for celebration.

On her birthday, as she sat in a wheelchair recovering from
surgery, sheriffs’ deputies arrived to evict her from the Miami
home where she has lived since 1966. A year earlier her property
had moved into foreclosure after she defaulted on a refinanced
loan.

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      "Nick Carey is a Chicago-based, British-born journalist who has covered everything from the near-collapse of the Big Three automakers to the U.S. housing crisis. Nick is currently on general assignment, reporting on the human impact of the recession. He previously spent ten years working in central and eastern Europe."
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