The Evening Rush for Friday, November 22, 2013

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JFK: 50 years later

As you probably know by now, today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the nation marked the occasion in dozens of different ways. There were even plenty of local ceremonies honoring Kennedy, who was no stranger to the city of Chicago. Meanwhile, Michael Sneed shared her memories of supporting Kennedy as a teenager, and some former Bears remembered playing just days after Kennedy’s death. [Sun-Times]

Supermarket collapse

The death toll continues to climb from yesterday’s roof collapse at a supermarket in Latvia. [Reuters]

Boot camp

The Sun-Times Watchdogs find that hundreds of violent felons are improperly receiving comparatively light sentences to boot camps. [Sun-Times]

Detained

An 85-year-old American veteran is being detained in North Korea for unknown reasons. [SFGate]

No money, no problem

For some, Ventra isn’t bad at all, allowing them to go through a turnstile even with a negative balance. [Sun-Times]

Is it working?

Looks like there was a successful surge in enrollments on HealthCare.gov this month, meaning at least it was working for someone. [WaPo]

Going back

An elderly man got caught mid-robbery on purpose to get sent back to jail; prosecutors seem eager to comply. [Sun-Times]

Worst. Demographic. Ever.

On the untapped beer market that is the comic book fandom world. [Grid]

New dino!

A Field Museum expedition DISCOVERED A NEW DINOSAUR AND IT LOOKS TERRIFYING AND AWESOME! [Tribune]

Butt fumble

Happy one year anniversary to one of the funniest plays ever in pro football history. [Deadspin]

No. 2

So who is Josh McCown? “A combination of Jesus and Ben Stiller,” apparently. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Neil Steinberg reflects on the iconic Bill Mauldin editorial cartoon on Kennedy’s assassination. [Sun-Times]

Commute

Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays

And finally

A visual representation of how insignificant today is in the grand scheme of the history of time. Happy Friday! [HereIsToday]

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