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Occupy Chicago took another step in its month-long protest by attempting to set up a tent city in Grant Park, except Chicago Police arrested 175 protesters who refused to leave after the park curfew. In other news, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia weighed in on the ages-old “deep dish pizza versus thin crust" debate with his trademark constitutional originalism.

Occupy Seattle once again dominated the week, first by getting evicted from its downtown home, then working a compromise with the city; though some believe that its fixation on a particular piece of real estate has distracted them from the real issues. Elsewhere, matters of discrimination made their presence felt, as a judge ruled to have signees to an anti-gay rights initiative exposed to public scrutiny; and a study revealed that racial bias runs rampant when it comes to housing rental practices in Seattle, causing area minorities to say, “oh, no, really?"

An Occupy SF confrontation led to five arrests.

Gothamist was inundated with Occupy Wall Street news, from Naomi Wolf's arrest to the community's complaints of pooping and incessant drumming. And, of course, there's hipster cop.

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DCist released its patented guide to SmarTrip Swiping Style.

We watched as bicycling advocates said that Governor Jerry Brown has "blood on his hands" for the two cyclists' deaths after he vetoed a safe passing bill.