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My goal is to use my skills to help other people tell important stories. Drawn to the news business in grade school, I watched reporters at Chicago Sun Times and Tribune work to keep the city's politicians honest. I studied English at the University of Illinois; drawing and painting at Chicago's School of The Art Institute; reporting and writing at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism; photography, documentary filmmaking and web design at Montgomery College.

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Gun Control and Gun Rights Advocates Ready to Continue Their Fight

Exuding a sense of impenetrable power, the headquarters of the National Rifle Association makes a big footprint along Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia. Its mirrored glass exterior, resembling the shape of an eagle flexing its wings, seems to embody the NRA’s bullet-proof lobbying that has stalled any effort to expand federal regulations on gun ownership.

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Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge Plays Starring Role in Fiscal Debate

Rep.-elect Ted Yoho has pledged allegiance to the United States, his wife of 38 years and, during his successful run for Florida’s 3rd congressional district, that he wouldn’t become a career politician. But the veterinarian and small business owner chose not to follow dozens of other conservative lawmakers before him in signing a pledge that would prevent him from voting to raise taxes.

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Americans Support Range of Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

Recent public opinion data suggests lawmakers may have more success passing less controversial policies that researchers say also may have an appreciable effect on reducing gun violence..

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'The Invisible War' Changes the Conversation on Rape in the Military

In the running for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, The Invisible War presents story after story of former servicewomen and men across all branches of the military who say they were sexually assaulted by a fellow service member.

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