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  Need to Know, August 13, 2010

This week on Need to Know: An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Is the Google-Verizon a deal a pact for good, or evil? And Andy Borowitz takes a cue from JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater.

  Harold Pollack on youth violence

Need to Know talks with Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. to examine the causes of youth violence in Chicago and evaluate possible solutions.

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  Block by block: Violence in Chicago

This week, an 8-year-old girl was killed by stray gunfire in Chicago. Need to Know traveled to some of the most dangerous parts of the city to find out what’s causing the violence there.

  Boxing out negativity

Need to Know traveled to some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods to understand what causes violence there. In this video, a former gang member teaches Chicago youth to get their aggression out in the ring, not in the streets.

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McDonald v. Chicago

In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court struck down two restrictive handgun laws in Chicago, Ill. and Oak Park, a nearby suburb. Here are 5 things you need to know about the ruling.

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