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The NATO protesters' clashes with Chicago police were big news locally. (CBS)

The NATO protesters’ clashes with Chicago police were big news locally. (CBS)

Vince Gerasole Vince Gerasole
Vince Gerasole serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2...
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The clash between protestors and police that unfolded in Chicago over the weekend is news today.

But as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, whether it’s a front-page headline or just another story buried inside depends on where you live.

At City News Stand, the local Chicago papers Donna Kosiba sells feature front-page pictures of Sunday’s clash between police and NATO protestors.

But nationally, she says, “I had to look deep in the paper to see.”

The national USA Today highlighted a front-page, stamp-sized picture of a peaceful protester with a detailed policy article inside. The New York Times placed a confrontational picture front and center, but the adjacent article also focused on NATO policy discussions.

“On a national scale it probably made smaller news,” Kosiba says.

CBS 2 searched front pages online Monday, finding the often-conservative WASHINGTON TIMES highlighting shots of protestors marching through the Loop. The often-liberal WASHINGTON POST chose another confrontational shot.

Internationally, Italian papers focused on a local earthquake. German headlines dealt with soccer, and in Belgium, home of NATO, that country’s prime minister meeting President Obama was most important.

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