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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Steve Bannon Discusses His Richmond Roots and Condemning Racism

Graham Moomaw of the Richmond Times-Dispatch interviews Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s new chief strategist and a self-described “son of Richmond.” Bannon, whose close-knit Irish Catholic family lived in a racially diverse working class neighborhood, describes the “very strong imprint” Richmond’s North Side had on him and on his support for America’s inner cities. “I’m a huge advocate

Cost of CPS-CTU contract: $8.9 billion, cap on charter schools

Victor Skinner,  Chicago residents are getting the first look at the estimated cost of the city’s new four-year contract with the Chicago Teachers Union: $8.9 billion. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the contract, settled hours before a planned teachers strike for Oct. 11, will cost about $100 million more than a settlement that was rejected

Gay pride parades across US draw large crowds

 Gay pride parades held around the nation Sunday drew huge crowds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters who celebrated after a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories. As many as 1 million people packed the streets of the Chicago’s North Side for the first gay pride parade since Illinois legalized gay