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Birthwrong. President Trump says he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens—which The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent noted in 2015 happens to have been a banner creation of the early Republican Party.
The Pittsburgh synagogue slaughter suspect’s obsession with HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) has triggered a flood of donations to the charity, whose mission is “Welcome the stranger, protect the refugee.”
A Chicago-area woman lost two brothers in the attack.
Over the objections of Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh, Trump was headed there today to “grieve” over what his press secretary calls “a chilling act of mass murder”
… even as top members of his own party declined his invitation to join him.
Columnist Rex Huppke: “Trump is not directing anyone to commit acts of violence. But he is speaking a language of hate.”
Vice President Pence acknowledged the massacre in an appearance with a Chicago-raised “rabbi” who asserted that “Jesus is the Messiah.”

Fox News ad boycott? A Financial Times editor says it’s time, because advertisers “bankroll the poison that goes from the studio into Trump’s head.”
Media Matters for America lists Fox’s top advertisers—including Chicago-area companies McDonald’s and Allstate.
One Illinois’ fact-check of Trump’s speech Saturday in Illinois finds it “peppered … with lies.”

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A Tribune editorial: Don’t forget to vote against the Nazi on the ballot.
The candidates for Illinois attorney general met on WTTW-Ch. 11 last night in their final debate before the election.
HBO’s John Oliver explains—in a funny way—just how important attorney general elections are.

‘I hate mailing stuff; it gives me anxiety.’ A dozen young people explain why they don’t plan to vote.
A plea to young voters: “Voting for the lesser of two evils is great—that way you get less evil.”

Cop suicide. A Chicago police officer has taken his own life—the fourth time since July one of the city’s officers has done that.
The judge in the trial of three cops accused of covering up Officer Jason Van Dyke’s 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald says he’ll allow cameras in the courtroom.
A City Council committee’s turned thumbs down on a plan for an elected panel to run the Police Department.

Mark your calendar. The City of Chicago has announced dates for its marquee 2019 events—including Taste of Chicago, the Air and Water Show and blues and jazz festivals.
The annual Christkindlmarket is already taking shape in Daley Plaza, even though it doesn’t open until Nov. 16.

Chicago Target closings. The chain is shutting two of its stores in the city early next year.
Target has 57 stores in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

Apple’s newest. The company is updating its thin MacBook Air laptops and entry-level Mac Mini computers.
A new format for tiny paperback books aims to compete with smartphones for one-handed readers.

Correction. Yesterday’s edition of Square was missing the word says. Thanks to reader Barry Koehler, first to report the mistake.

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