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Sessions sending additional prosecutors to Chicago, other cities to combat violent crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a Department of Justice news conference in Dec. 2017. (CNN Newsource)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to send new federal prosecutors to Chicago and other areas in the Midwest, aiming to reduce violent crime.

In all, 40 new prosecutors will work throughout 27 locations, including several in Indiana and Michigan.

This move comes amidst criticism of Chicago from President Trump, who often cites the city's gun violence issues in speeches.

Right now around 150 prosecutors are working through the districts and the feds agree more are needed.

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