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Chicago Public Schools will formally issue a request for proposals in December for a new school to be put in the Dyett High School building at 555 E. 51st St. in Bronzeville. | File Photo

Under pressure from community, CPS wants new Dyett HS

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

WASHINGTON — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

President Barack Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday. | Getty Images

Obama meets with Dallas nurse 'cured' from Ebola

BETHESDA, Md. — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday at the State Department. | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Kerry: U.S. won't exchange apology for Americans' freedom

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante

Pesky or effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Lawn signs touting candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's former city comptroller Amer Ahmad should be sentenced to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors say. | File photo

Feds say Emanuel's former comptroller deserves 15-year sentence

Amer Ahmad — a former top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio's deputy state treasurer —should get 15 years in prison for "a remarkable abuse of office," the U.S. attorney's office in Columbus, Ohio, is urging a judge.

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.