President Obama and the Long March

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President Obama’s speech before the Democratic convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night was, of course, an occasion to celebrate the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state and the first woman to receive the presidential nomination of a major political party.

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Washington Park left at the altar — again

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Ten years ago, Mayor Richard M. Daley chose Washington Park for construction of a 95,000-seat collapsible stadium for a 2016 Summer Olympic Games Chicago would never hold. Rio de Janeiro won the games scheduled to begin next month.

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