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  • Colombia women's rights group wins U.N. award as risks lives for victims

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They have received death threats, been forced from their homes, and live in the middle of drug turf wars, but nothing has stopped a Colombian women's rights group that is this year's recipient of a U.N. refugee agency award.
  • West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal

    West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal
    An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal. Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....

    Islamic State's badass path to paradise

    In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...

    Gang member charged in killing of informant

    Gang member charged in killing of informant
    Federal authorities continued their crackdown on the Hobos, a street gang they have called especially violent, by charging one gang leader with a second killing of a government informant and adding a 10th defendant to the pending indictment. Paris Poe,...

    Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman

    Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman
    A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday two men, both 29, were shot in a gangway in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard -...