Capt. Kirk vs. Reddit, Red Line Alert and Gunning for Chicago
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CAPT. KIRK vs. REDDIT. William Shatner -- new to Reddit -- is in his words, "apalled [sic] by some of the immature, horrifically racist, sexist, homophobic … posts that are just ignored."
* Ron Paul vs. RonPaul.com.
* New Republic: How Republicans came to be the party of white people.
GUNNING FOR CHICAGO. President Obama's coming home later this week to "talk about the gun violence."
* Obama's trip will spotlight Emanuel's failures, Lynn Sweet explains for the Sun-Times.
* Illinois, Indiana teaming up for guns summit this week.
* NBC News devoting week to coverage of gun violence in America.
RED LINE RED ALERT. Police have issued a warning about a rash of armed robberies along the CTA's most popular train line. The victims? Commuters openly using cell phones and other electronic devices.
* CTA moving toward HD security cameras on all trains.
* High-speed rail would benefit hundreds of Midwest companies, report says.
CHEW ON THIS. A hundred-year-old South Side building once home to a Wrigley gum factory could become a major retail space.
* Families that rent have been priced out of Hyde Park, study says.
A WRIST iPHONE? The company's working on wristwatch-like devices made with flexible glass, according to sources quoted by The New York Times.
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