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Hoffman Saves Heart Attack Jogger

Actor spots young runner keel over in Hyde Park

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman has joined the ranks of celebs who save lives. He was walking in London's Hyde Park when he spotted a jogger first stagger, then keel over, frothing at the mouth. He immediately called the emergency Brit number—999—and stayed as paramedics performed CPR on Sam Dempster,... More »

House Next to Obamas' Chicago Digs Hits Market

Agent calls area 'the world's ultimate gated community'

(Newser) - Got a couple million and think you can pass a Secret Service background check? The house next door to President Obama’s Chicago digs is on sale, the Tribune reports. Round-the-clock protection puts the 17-room brick home in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood in “the world’s ultimate... More »

Chicago's Tab for Protecting Obama's Home: $2.2M

Unclear if feds will kick in more than $1.5M

(Newser) - The Chicago police have spent at least $2.2 million watching over Barack Obama’s home since his November election, city documents reveal. The federal government will reimburse the $1.5 million racked up from November until the January inauguration, but the city is on its own for the $650,... More »

London Unveils Terror Memorial

(Newser) - London officially unveiled its memorial to the 52 people killed in the July 7, 2005, terror attacks today, the Guardian reports. The Hyde Park memorial consists of 52 stainless steel pillars, each representing a victim, split into four groups corresponding to the four bombing targets. In the center is a... More »

Obama (and His Neighbors) Adjust to Maximum Security

President-elect must adapt to being country's most protected man

(Newser) - Barack Obama is learning to live with the fact that his life has changed forever, the New York Times reports. The first president since Nixon to be elected while living in an urban neighborhood is spending some quality time at home while managing the transition, but his Hyde Park neighborhood... More »

Note to Right: Hyde Park Is Neither Liberal nor Elite

Hyde Park is maverick—and conservative

(Newser) - With the right cranking up to use Obama's Chicago neighborhood as a weapon against him—the Weekly Standard depicting it in a long piece as an liberal elitist bastion—Wall Street Journal columnist (and former Barack neighbor) Thomas Frank says it’s complete bunk. Not only do Hyde Park-ers have... More »

What Hyde Park Tells Us About Obama

Lefty enclave is racially mixed, but lofty

(Newser) - "It is the most racially integrated neighborhood in the nation's most racially segregated city," Andrew Ferguson writes in the Weekly Standard of the area in south Chicago Barack Obama calls home. It's a college town, a lefty enclave where the moneyed mix with boho bookworms, and "NPR... More »

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