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Morning Spin: Preckwinkle says she’ll run for re-election next year

Morning Spin: Preckwinkle says she’ll run for re-election next year

News May 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said during a radio interview that the soda tax was important for both the county’s finances and public health. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

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“The GOP just kicked America in the balls”: Here’s how late night TV reacted to the House’s repeal of Obamacare

“The GOP just kicked America in the balls”: Here’s how late night TV reacted to the House’s repeal of Obamacare

News May 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

The late-night hosts are experts in comedy and absurdity, so, appropriately, they had a lot to say about Thursday’s vote in the House of Representatives, which inched Congress closer to repealing Obamacare.

“If hearing that raises your blood pressure, calm …

Macron’s Campaign Has Reportedly Been Hacked

Macron’s Campaign Has Reportedly Been Hacked

News May 23, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron may have been the victim of a “massive, co-ordinated hacking” on Friday, BBC reports. According to Macron’s campaign staff, a number of internal documents were leaked on a file-sharing website late Friday night, less than …

HIGHLIGHTS: Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum

HIGHLIGHTS: Drug Issues, Different Perspectives – A Policy Forum

News May 23, 2017 at 7:45 am 0 comments

Bookmark this page for highlights of the drug policy forum

MANILA, Philippines – A group of pro-bono lawyers called the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) mounted an event called Drug Issues, Different Perspectives at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in …

World War 3 Tension Escalates: UN Calls Emergency Meeting Over North Korea Missile Testing

World War 3 Tension Escalates: UN Calls Emergency Meeting Over North Korea Missile Testing

News May 23, 2017 at 5:26 am 0 comments

The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting as World War 3 tensions are escalating. North Korea’s latest missile testing has got the entire world worried over the plan ahead to avoid a nuclear war.

According to recent …

Old episodes of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ are streaming. This is not a drill.

Old episodes of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ are streaming. This is not a drill.

News May 23, 2017 at 2:31 am 0 comments

In a world gone mad, when war is endless and politics are chaos … there’s only one man who can reassure our troubled souls.

Photo via Everett Collection.

Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us (RIP).

Fortunately, we’ve got a lot

A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

News May 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm 0 comments

Hospitals around the country are scrambling to stockpile vials of a critical drug — even postponing operations or putting off chemotherapy treatments — because the country’s only two suppliers have run out.

The medicine? Sodium bicarbonate solution. Yes, baking soda.…

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain

News May 22, 2017 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

Probiotics are having a moment. They’re touted as the next big superstar in disease prevention and in treatment for ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, gestational diabetes, allergies and obesity. Fans claim that these "good" bacteria will nourish your gut …

Finding life beyond the handheld screen

Finding life beyond the handheld screen

Lifestyle May 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

Three bloggers share thoughts on how to manage social media addiction.

I have a love-hate relationship with my phone. I like its smoothness and heft in my hand, and find it absolutely thrilling that it can pull up any piece …

Germany Created the Migrant Crisis and Germany Should Pay the Consequences, Says Polish Leader

Germany Created the Migrant Crisis and Germany Should Pay the Consequences, Says Polish Leader

News May 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Jarosław Kaczyński, chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), says it was Germany’s decision to open Europe’s borders, not Poland’s, and his countrymen should not have to pay for their neighbour’s mistakes.

“We have not opened Europe for …