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FILE -- Mourners gather at a memorial for Mark "Lavish" Lindsey, who was fatally shot over Memorial Day weekend, in the Ashbrun community of Chicago in May. Of the 64 people shot over the weekend, 16 were in this district — a place where poverty and joblessness are self-reinforcing cycles and readily-available guns and gangs have made for a lethal mix. (Whitney Curtis/The New York Times)

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