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Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election…

Source: Acting AG Whitaker told Sen. Graham that Mueller probe will move forward

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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham…

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FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping, smoking

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In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The proposed…

Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and mother to 3 children, dies at 47

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Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47. A representative for Sean "Diddy" Combs confirmed Porter's death on Thursday, but no further details were immediately available.…

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Trump's attack on the First Amendment

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When the Founding Fathers established freedom of the press as a constitutional right, they didn't hedge their support with the phrase as long as they're nice about it. A free press by design is a check on power and often a robust critic of…

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Britain's May vows to see Brexit through despite wave of resignations

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Prime Minister Theresa May faced a volley of cabinet resignations, a torrent of criticism from Parliament and talk of a leadership challenge Thursday, but insisted Britain will leave the European Union in March, deal or no deal, and that…

Notre Dame-Syracuse QB duel matches Ian Book's quick release vs. Eric Dungey's physical toughness

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Notre Dame has scored at least 31 points in five of quarterback Ian Book's six starts. Syracuse can put up points too. The Orange are seventh nationally in scoring offense, averaging 44.4 points, and quarterback Eric Dungey has accounted…

Thursday, Nov 15

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Affordable housing supporters file federal complaint against 'aldermanic prerogative'

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Affordable housing advocates took aim Thursday at the longtime Chicago City Council tradition of allowing aldermen de facto veto power over most development proposals in their wards, filing a federal complaint saying the practice promotes…

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NFL awards $35 million in grants for concussion-related medical research

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The NFL has awarded more than $35 million in grants to fund medical research into brain health and injuries, the league said Thursday. The grants were made as part of a $100 million initiative announced by the league in 2016. Under that…

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Take-aways from the Chicago stop of Michelle Obama's book tour

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It was "The Michelle Obama Show" in front of 14,000 cheering fans as the lights went down and spotlights blazed skyward for the former first lady's entrance. Through a sound system befitting Beyoncé, Obama called out from backstage at the…

CMA Awards 2018: Best and worst moments

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At the end of the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, presenter Lionel Richie paused dramatically before he announced entertainer of the year, the show's biggest prize. In the audience, someone yelled "Chris Stapleton!"…

Detroit Tigers stadium worker gets probation for spitting on pizza

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A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers' stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an…

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Jimmy Butler loves to talk the talk — enough, perhaps, to make a grown man cry

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Say this for Jimmy Butler: He certainly talks a good game. Oh, sure, he plays a good game too. The four-time NBA All-Star made his 76ers debut Wednesday night, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in a 111-106 loss to the Magic in Orlando…

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Trump administration defends its case against CNN's Jim Acosta

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President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments…

Bulls offense continues to sputter in blowout loss to Celtics

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Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine are injured, critical pieces for a team projected to win 30-something games at full strength. In Cameron Payne, Cristiano Felicio,…

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Jamal Khashoggi's killing

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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. The…

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A rabies scare in West Virginia turned out to be just raccoons drunk on crab apples

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Rabid animals are, of course, no laughing matter. The rabies virus can infect the central nervous system, resulting in disease and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that happens after a host of…

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Why did a Boeing 737 Max aircraft plunge into the Java Sea?

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The weather in Jakarta was clear on the morning of Oct. 29 when a brand-new Boeing 737 Max passenger jet left Indonesia's capital on a domestic hop to a nearby island. Soon after, Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the Java Sea, killing all…

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Shepard teacher commemorates creative genius of Stan Lee in his English classes

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Just one day after comic genius Stan Lee died, Eric Kallenborn was tweaking his English classes syllabi to commemorate the man who was often called the superhero of superheroes. Lee, legendery publisher of Marvel Comics, died Monday at age…

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells troops at southern border to ignore media coverage of their mission

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described the deployment to the border as "great training" and told active-duty soldiers in Texas not to pay attention to the news coverage of the operation because they would "go nuts." Mattis and Homeland…

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'It can't hurt.' Bears kicker Cody Parkey will practice at Soldier Field tonight

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Cody Parkey is hitting the road in an effort to break out his slump of knocking kicks off the uprights. The Bears will send Parkey to Soldier Field on Wednesday night and likely Thursday night to practice after Sunday's disastrous effort…

'Somebody is out the window': Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest Airlines flight

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There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight…

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Michelle Obama opens up to Oprah about her memoir, life in the White House and her feelings toward Donald Trump

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In writing her memoir, former first lady Michelle Obama said she wanted to share the full picture of her life because she wanted her readers and followers to see how the highs and lows shaped her character and set her on her path. So she…

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Athletics' Melvin, Braves' Snitker win MLB manager of the year awards

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Oakland's Bob Melvin and Atlanta's Brian Snitker were named managers of the year in the American League and National League on Tuesday, with voters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America clinging to tradition by choosing the…

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Fans wait hours in cold for Michelle Obama book signing in Hyde Park: 'It's history'

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As hundreds of people stood in a line that snaked down the block, former first lady Michelle Obama appeared and signed copies of her book at Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon. It didn't matter that it was freezing cold. It…

Tuesday, Nov 13

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Jimmy Butler not worried about role on 76ers: 'If I need the ball, I'll go steal it'

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Jimmy Butler listens to country music, enjoys playing cards and drives a minivan. Oh, the four-time All-Star forward loves to win. Butler was greeted by more than 250 employees of the Philadelphia 76ers at his introductory news conference…

Ohio State's Urban Meyer on racial slur allegation: 'preposterous'

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Ohio State is pushing back after Stadium college football reporter Brett McMurphy alleged that a player transferred after former receivers coach Zach Smith yelled a racial epithet at him. The piece, appearing under the headline, “The…

Authorities announce arrests in slaying of 8 family members

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A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members wondering if…

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Gesture intended as 'goodbye,' not Nazi salute, says parent who took controversial Wis. photo

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The parent who took a photo of a group of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed…

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Midlothian police officer who fatally shot security guard Jemel Roberson placed on administrative leave, officials say

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The Midlothian police officer who fatally shot a security guard Sunday at a bar in Robbins has been placed on administrative leave, officials told the Daily Southtown on Tuesday. The officer has worked for the department for seven years…