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David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

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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Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

Monday, June 09, 2014

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.

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Trump Stamp Has Chicagoans Irked At The Donald

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Against the backdrop of the city's historic architecture, Donald Trump is pasting his name in huge letters on the side of Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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Gun Shots Interrupt Interview, But The Conversation Just Gets Started

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago's South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over their community's connection with gun violence and engaged in a deep conversation about its underlying causes โ€” and what can be done to solve them.

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NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.

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NTSB Raises New Concerns About Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery

Friday, May 23, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board calls on the FAA to take another look at the safety of the battery used in its Dreamliners.

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Summer Travel Season Expected To Heat Up

Friday, May 23, 2014

AAA predicts that more Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other since the start of the Great Recession. Those who do may find higher air fares but gas prices have leveled off.

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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Monday, May 19, 2014

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

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Chinese-American Venture To Create Huge Car Interiors Firm

Monday, May 19, 2014

Johnson Controls will spin off its automotive interiors business to create a joint-venture with Chinese company Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to create the world's biggest car interiors company.

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International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.

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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Over the last two days, deadly tornadoes have left a path of destruction in their wake. One subdivision in Vilonia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit on Sunday.

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Northwestern Players Cast Union Vote โ€” But Results Will Have To Wait

Friday, April 25, 2014

Northwestern University football players are voting Thursday on whether to unionize. Earlier, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that the athletes' team requirements essentially make them employees of the university. This, in turn, means they can form a union. The university is appealing the NLRB ruling to the full board.

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