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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM
By Lisa Balde

Rumsfeld Makes Chicago-Iraq Comparison

Weeks after a documentary about Chicago violence labeled the city's South Side "Chiraq," a moniker heavily spread online last year, the United States' former secretary of defense made a seemingly similar... Read »

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