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John Regalado Jr. attempts to remove personal items from his partially submerged car after heavy rains in Highland, Calif., brought tides of mud and debris into his house.
John Regalado Jr. attempts to remove personal items from his partially submerged car after heavy rains in Highland, Calif., brought tides of mud and debris into his house. (Alex Gallardo)
Friday, December 24, 2010

ILLINOIS

Emanuel is cleared for mayoral bid

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners cleared Rahm Emanuel to run for Chicago mayor on Thursday, rejecting claims that the former White House chief of staff abandoned his residency when he left the city to work for President Obama.

The board decided unanimously to put Emanuel's name on the Feb. 22 ballot.

One of those objecting to his candidacy vowed to appeal the ruling all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court.

More than two dozen people had challenged Emanuel's candidacy, contending he didn't meet a one-year residency requirement.

Emanuel is part of a crowded field of more than a dozen candidates.

- Associated Press

nixon white house

Aggressive journalist was investigated

The Nixon White House was so worried about Daniel Schorr's reporting that it ordered an investigation into the veteran network correspondent, whose tough stories landed him on the president's infamous enemies list, according to newly released FBI files.

The administration had the bureau conduct a background investigation in 1971, according to one section from among hundreds of pages released Thursday from Schorr's FBI file.

The White House said it was considering Schorr for a public affairs job. A day later, the investigation was canceled but the White House still wanted to see anything the FBI had managed to discover about Schorr.

Schorr asked the FBI to discontinue the investigation. The longtime newsman later said he had never applied for such a position.

The 93-year-old Schorr died in July after a six-decade career with CBS, NPR and other news media outlets.

- Associated Press


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