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After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters

The bitter Senate race in deeply conservative Alabama went to the voters Tuesday as they chose between an embattled but well-known Republican accused of child molestation and a Democrat who hopes to break the GOP's lock on the state and…

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Sean Spicer announces book to 'set the record straight' about Trump's campaign, presidency

Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello, Invision/AP). Travis M. AndrewsThe Washington Post. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is…

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'You can't be lonely and be a healthy person.' How seniors can combat isolation

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a…

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Mitch Trubisky returns home to Ohio and enjoys his best day as a pro

With Bears wide receivers catching more flak than footballs this season, Kendall Wright seized a rare opportunity to enjoy a little redemption. “You guys said we had no wideouts, but now you want to talk?’’ Wright kidded Sunday in a bubbly…

Mayor Emanuel talks Trump in first visit to Colbert's 'Late Show'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took his anti-Trump shtick on the road Monday when he stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” In his first visit to the CBS show with Colbert as host, Emanuel stuck to his talking points about Chicago being a…

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'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in New York subway

A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for…

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL and is out for the year

Chicago Tribune

Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss rest of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson confirmed. Wentz, a favorite in the NFL MVP race, had an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of the injury.…

Cubs look to solidify closer situation with Brandon Morrow, while not ruling out return of Wade Davis

The Cubs knew the odds were stacked against them in their pursuit of Shohei Ohtani. Now they hope to gain some stability in their search for a closer. They could learn as soon as Tuesday night whether their two-year, $21 million deal with…

A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tour

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "victory" in Syria during a surprise visit Monday to a military base there, then traveled to Egypt and Turkey, where he celebrated Moscow's deepening ties with those key regional powers. The tour…

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'I'll be better when this is done': Zach Miller reflects on long road back after knee injury

Bears tight end Zach Miller speaks to reporters on his return to Halas Hall on Dec. 11, 2017, and his first media availability since suffering a severe left leg injury on Oct. 29 against the Saints. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune). Dan…

Administration explains how tax plan would pay for itself, gets attacked for assumptions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Dec. 2, 2017. For months, Mnuchin has said the Republican tax plan wouldn't to the national debt, though some analysts say his department…

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Rauner rips 'unholy trinity' as profiting from Cook County property tax system

Chicago Tribune / News

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to tie potential Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker to embattled Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, accusing the two of being part of an “unholy trinity of collusion, corruption, (and)…

Meet Chicagoans jumping into the world of bitcoin

Michael Unetich, vice president of cryptocurrencies at Trading Technologies, credits the rapid rise in bitcoin's price on Monday to "pent-up demand" from those investors who deemed standard bitcoin trading too risky. (Lou Fuglia / Chicago…

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Kim Jong Un controls the weather? North Korea's state-run media says he can do that and more

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 9, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting Mount Paektu in Ryanggang Province. (AFP/Getty Images). Cleve R. Wootson Jr…

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Trump accusers renew sexual misconduct charges against him, say it was 'heartbreaking' to see him elected

Chicago Tribune

As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, three women who accused the most high-profile man in America again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from…

After 8 surgeries, Zach Miller emotional and thankful in his return to Halas Hall

Bears tight end Zach Miller speaks to reporters on his return to Halas Hall on Dec. 11, 2017, and his first media availability since suffering a severe left leg injury on Oct. 29 against the Saints that almost required his leg to be…

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Mario Batali on leave from TV show, restaurant empire after 4 women allege sexual harassment

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, chef and television personality Mario Batali offered up his views on how to combat sexual harassment in the workplace for an Oct. 30 video for Fast Company. "You need a workplace free of fear,…

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Viral bullying video captures Captain America's attention — will it hold ours?

Keaton Jones is a Knoxville, Tenn. middle schooler whose tearful video about being bullied was viewed more than 20 million times by Monday morning. (YouTube). Heidi StevensContact ReporterBalancing Act. I hope Keaton Jones goes to that…

Time Out to open one of Chicago's biggest food halls in Fulton Market district in 2019

The publisher of Time Out entertainment magazines confirmed plans to open one of the largest food halls in Chicago in 2019, in the Fulton Market district that’s already a destination for foodies. Time Out Market Chicago is planned for a…

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Rohingya women methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

This combo photo is comprised of portraits of some of the Rohingya Muslim women interviewed by The Associated Press in November 2017 in Kutupalong and Gundum refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Wong Maye-E / AP). Kristen GelineauAssociated Press.…

Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

Chicago Tribune / News

Geoffrey Rogers, who has Parkinson's disease, was part of a study about how high-intensity exercise affects the progression of the disease. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune). Ese OlumhenseChicago Tribune. His friends noticed the tremor…

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10 thoughts on the Bears' 33-7 win over the Bengals

Chicago Tribune

10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears put together their most complete effort of the season in a 33-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, snapping a five-game losing streak. 1. I thought for sure when the…

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Baby formula maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

This Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 file photo shows a general view of the Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France. Baby formula maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of…

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A boy shares the pain of being bullied - inspiring thousands to show him love

While fighting back tears, young Keaton Jones couldn't stop asking one question: Why?

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5 thoughts on the Season 8 midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead': It's Carl's show

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne in "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page/AMC). Steve JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. So at the end of Sunday's midseason finale of “The Walking Dead,” there are lots of things we…

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The rise and striking fall of Trump adviser George Papadopoulos

George Papadopoulos' booking photograph taken after his arrest at the Alexandria Detention Center in Virginia on July 28, 2017. (Alexandria (Virginia) Sheriff's Office). Griff WitteWashington Post. A brass band played, fighter jets…

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Eddie Jackson's big day for Bears: ‘Best birthday gift you could ask for’

Chicago Tribune

Eddie Jackson turned 25 Sunday, and the Bears rookie safety felt pretty good about how his birthday turned out. Jackson had an interception and forced and recovered a fumble in the Bears’ 33-7 victory over the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium…

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Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge

Chicago Tribune

In this May 16, 2016 file photo, Hannibal Buress arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" in Westwood, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Associated Press. A Florida newspaper reports that Chicago comedian…

Mitch Trubisky's TD run adds shine to sparkling performance vs. Bengals

Chicago Tribune

Mitch Trubisky sprinted across the goal line, flicked his right wrist and the ball fluttered to the ground. A simple celebration for an easy touchdown. Where the heck was this all season? It was tempting to wonder that Sunday as the Bears…

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Lebanese security forces clash with protesters near US Embassy in Beirut

Protesters shout during a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, near the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017. The rally was protesting Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Anwar Amro /…