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retired coal miners
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Health Insurance For Coal Miners; Police Officers & Art; U.S. Citizenship; Presidential Libraries

On the 21st: After months of waiting on a life-or-death decision, retired coal miners wondering whether Congress will continue their health insurance have finally received an answer. We also learn about a new art exhibit featuring works by Chicago police officers, discuss citizenship and immigration, and explore the history and purpose of presidential libraries.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline
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Trump Vows To ‘Send In The Feds’ To Help Chicago

President Donald Trump is vowing to "send in the Feds'' if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures. In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump says the city is experiencing "horrible carnage,'' with surge in shootings since New Year's Day. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged his own frustration with Chicago's crime rate Monday, but also criticized Trump for worrying about the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

A police line erected in Chicago.
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Shots In The Back, Children Tasered: DOJ Details Excessive Force By Chicago Police

Fleeing, unarmed people shot in the back. Mentally ill men and women, not suspected of any crime, stunned by a Taser while they lay on the ground. People already detained or incapacitated who were beaten, with police accounts falsely describing the force as necessary. A 161-page report from the Justice Department details harrowing accounts of excessive force by the Chicago Police Department and highlights systemic failures that allow the violence to continue even as members of the public attempt to protest or report the brutality.

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