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Supreme Court deals defeat to workers' rights, upholding arbitration for individuals only

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the…

McDonald's workers block headquarters and chant, 'We can see your greedy side'

About 150 cooks and cashiers blocked the entrance Monday to McDonald's headquarters in Chicago, protesting what they call unfairly low pay at one of the world's largest fast-food chains. "McDonald's, McDonald's - you can't hide," they…

Ulta cracks Fortune 500, joining the ranks of the most successful U.S. companies

Ulta Beauty, the Bolingbrook-based beauty retailer, has cracked the Fortune 500 list, securing its place among the country’s most successful companies. Fortune’s 64th annual list ranks companies by revenue. The media company said firms on…

Starbucks now allowing people to sit in cafes, use restrooms even if they don't buy anything

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Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything. The coffee giant on Saturday announced its new policy, which says that customers, including those who did not make a…

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LeBron James scores 44 as Cavaliers even series with Celtics

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LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason…

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Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. "I apologized to him," Smith-Pelly said. "I said sorry. He didn't seem to care." Sorry, not sorry…

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White House plans meeting between intelligence officials, GOP lawmakers on FBI source

The White House and the Justice Department have put off a high-stakes confrontation over the FBI's use of a confidential source to aid an investigation into the Trump campaign, after top law enforcement and intelligence officials met with…

Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?

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Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department, is a well-connected veteran of past GOP administrations who convened…

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Democratic lawmaker says she resigned Cook County sheriff post because she felt pressure from Madigan allies

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A Democratic state lawmaker has resigned from her part-time job at Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office, saying she felt pressured to leave after speaking out about how claims of sexual harassment were handled at the Capitol. Rep. Kelly…

AP: Emails reveal secret lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in Middle East

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing down more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated…

Manny Machado, the ideal Cub, handles hoopla over arrival like superstar he is

About 20 Chicago media members filed into a crowded Orioles clubhouse Monday to see the most intriguing baseball player in the city this week. A smart-aleck teammate greeted us. “He’s Manny Machado, not Prince Harry,’’ the Orioles player…

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The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

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The NRA's Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA tweeted Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. By Sunday, the organization's incoming…

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Rick Renteria: 'Maybe we do have a Manny Machado within our grasp'

Manny Machado came to play baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field. Incidentally, some team named the White Sox planned to do so as well. The fact that a herd of TV cameras rushed out of the Sox clubhouse Monday afternoon to catch up with the…

IceHogs forward Victor Ejdsell willing, ready to answer the call

It isn't very easy getting Victor Ejdsell on the phone, not that he isn't willing to talk. It's just that the Swedish forward wasn't sure how much time he would be spending in North America and hasn't upgraded his cell phone plan. “It has…

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Lots of buzz about Manny Machado, but Cubs have bigger issues

In reminiscing about the 2016 World Series, manager Joe Maddon noted the Cubs nearly went to the Fall Classic three consecutive seasons. “We have raised the bar, and it’s wonderful,” Maddon said. “The word ‘pressure,’ I think that’s…

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Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from the NHL’s 'Miracle On Ice'

The Vegas Golden Knights won a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights. This is as NHL as it gets. A year ago, this team didn’t even have a team, and now this team will have a chance to win sports’ toughest trophy…

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We interrupt this Cubs season for a 2016 flashback

The 2016 season is a piece of Cubs history, a moment in time placed in a drawer that’s periodically opened to remind us it actually happened. But as the calendar flips and the championship roster gets smaller and smaller with each new year…

After being cleared in fatal shooting, Chicago cop fired for lying about unrelated arrest

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A Chicago police officer cleared in a controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed teen has been fired along with another veteran officer for lying about the circumstances of a domestic violence arrest almost five years ago. In a unanimous…

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Cubs' Kris Bryant rebounds from beaning in a big way

Kris Bryant enjoyed a rare day off Sunday despite playing some of his best ball of the year after getting beaned four weeks ago. Bryant completed the Cubs’ recent six-game trip hitting .435 (10-for-23) with three doubles and three walks.…

Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

The graduating seniors of a Houston-area high school where 10 people were gunned down last week have had a terrifying insight into the world that awaits them, a district attorney prosecuting the capital murder case said at a ceremony in a…

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Chicago baseball saw four exciting starts this weekend, but Yu Darvish's meant the most

Debate which weekend pitching performance meant the most for Chicago’s baseball teams until Steve Stone runs out of wisdom, but everyone can agree that back-to-back starts on both sides of town carried great significance for the Cubs and…

Yes, President Trump, there is a difference between HIV and HPV. Here's a handy tipsheet

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In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump famously declared that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” At the time, he was talking about health insurance. But perhaps he was also thinking about two potentially life…

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Man faces murder charges in North Carolina restaurant crash that killed daughter, daughter-in-law

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A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a steak and seafood outlet in North Carolina on Sunday, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who had been seated inside the restaurant with other family members, police said. The vehicle's…

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Stephen Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night…

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China is winning Trump's trade war

It was easy to miss the U.S.-China trade statement that the White House released Saturday, right in the midst of royal wedding mania. But it's hard to hide that China looks as if it's winning President Donald Trump's trade skirmish - so…

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Confusion, squabbling undermine Trump's steps forward on the world stage

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On North Korea, the government of dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to walk away from a planned summit after bellicose words from national security adviser John Bolton — who was then publicly overruled by President Donald Trump. On China,…

DOJ seeks inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI surveilled his campaign for 'political purposes'

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Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign - a remarkable step…

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Time for the Manny Machado watch to go into overdrive in Chicago

Five observations from the week in baseball: The Manny Machado watch moves to Chicago on Monday when the Orioles come to town to begin a four-game series with the White Sox. Cubs fans are licking their chops in anticipation of President…

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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can…

Victims of Cuba plane crash include sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors

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The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113…

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Texas shooting suspect's choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles

Las Vegas introduced Americans to the rapid-fire lethality of bump stocks. Parkland reminded the public how quickly someone can inflict mass carnage with an AR-15, the weapon of choice in many rampages. But Friday's shooting at Santa Fe…

Cubs' Ian Happ starts at third as Kris Bryant gets rest against Reds

Ian Happ will start at third base for the second time in his major-league career Sunday when the Cubs try to take the final game of their series against the Reds. Happ, who is 5-for-9 with four runs, two doubles, a triple, two homers, two…

Without World Cup, U.S. men's national team goes young for friendly vs. Bolivia

Had the United States qualified for the World Cup, as it had done every four years since 1990, the roster announced Sunday for an upcoming friendly would have been packed with internationally seasoned players preparing for soccer's…

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Investigators finally get a look at materials from Cohen raid

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Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be…