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David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country.

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ISIS Convenient For Assad's Narrative On Civil War

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad is in the fourth year of a civil war against ISIS and other rebel groups. But some say he's let ISIS flourish so it can overwhelm more moderate, Western-backed rebels.

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Reclining Airplane Seats Are Getting Pushback โ€” And Not Just From Knees

Friday, September 05, 2014

Airline seat space is prime real estate, and fights have been breaking out over who owns it. Who has the right to comfort โ€” the person who wants to recline, or the person sitting behind them?

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.

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A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.

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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.

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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Michael Brown, a black unarmed teen.

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In Ferguson Shooting's Tumultuous Wake, Leaders Call For Peace And Protest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful demonstrations after three nights of protests that alternately involved looting and police in riot gear.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

Sunday, July 06, 2014

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.

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Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage

Monday, June 16, 2014

A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

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Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?

Monday, June 16, 2014

A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.

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Chicago 'Heroin Highway' Bust Shows A 'New Face Of Organized Crime'

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.

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Illinois Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Accepting $7,000 Payoff

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.

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