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Historic rally in Chicago

Posted Tuesday, November 4 at 10:27 pm CT by msnbc.com
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CHICAGO - Thousands of people are pouring into Chicago's Grant Park, hoping  to witness a historic victory speech from Sen. Barack Obama, who is expected to appear later. An estimated 70,000 people will attend the rally at the park on Lake Michigan.

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