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The ex-Northwestern professor charged with murder in the 2017 slaying of his boyfriend took the stand again Wednesday for questioning by Cook County prosecutors, who sought to discredit his testimony that the stabbing was committed by someone else during what he thought would be a safe, sexual encounter.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested on a felony hate crime charge after he allegedly hurled racial slurs and spit on a Black woman and her daughter before striking their vehicle with his own car outside a suburban Chicago grocery store, prosecutors said.

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A Chicago police officer who was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop was remembered Thursday for a brief career marked by compassion; for her fellow officers, a one-year-old gunshot victim she sped to a hospital, and the stray dogs she ferried to an animal shelter in her squad car.

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