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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:07 PM CDT

Mayor of 'Dangerous' Oakland Hits Back at Trump Comment

Mayor of 'Dangerous' Oakland Hits Back at Trump Comment

Oakland is one of the most dangerous places in the world, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently told a reporter. But to its mayor, there's another place that's much more dangerous. “The most...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:47 AM CDT

Thousands to Flood Philadelphia for DNC Protests

Thousands to Flood Philadelphia for DNC Protests

On the day that thousands of Democratic delegates from every state and territory of America get off planes and check into their hotels in Philadelphia this summer, thousands more will already be rallying...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 03:37 PM CDT

Signs Point to Disconnect Between City Council, Chicago Mayor

Signs Point to Disconnect Between City Council, Chicago Mayor

More clues surfaced at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is experiencing perhaps the toughest period of his tenure.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:10 AM CDT

Trump Unveils 11 Potential SCOTUS Nominees

Trump Unveils 11 Potential SCOTUS Nominees

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:54 PM CDT

Obit: Woman Chose Death Over Trump or Clinton

Obit: Woman Chose Death Over Trump or Clinton

One very feisty Virginia woman chose death over voting in this year's presidential election, at least according to her obituary. "Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 09:38 PM CDT

City Council Committee Approves House-Sharing Regulations

City Council Committee Approves House-Sharing Regulations

The Chicago City Council Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to approve regulations on house-sharing businesses, like Airbnb.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 08:23 PM CDT

Zuckerberg, Top Conservatives Discuss Censorship Claims

Zuckerberg, Top Conservatives Discuss Censorship Claims

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with about 15 conservative Republican leaders Wednesday at company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The meeting came amid allegations that the social...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:15 AM CDT

Unions Plan Protest of Rauner's Call to Change Labor Laws

Unions Plan Protest of Rauner's Call to Change Labor Laws

Union supporters plan to rally at the Illinois Capitol to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's calls to change collective bargaining policies.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:06 AM CDT

Trump and Republican Party Agree to Join Fundraising Forces

Trump and Republican Party Agree to Join Fundraising Forces

Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have finalized an agreement that will allow individual donors to contribute nearly half a million dollars each toward electing the presumptive nominee and other...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:16 AM CDT

Clinton Earned $6.5M for Speeches, Book Royalties in '15

Clinton Earned $6.5M for Speeches, Book Royalties in '15

Hillary Clinton earned more than $5 million in book royalties and nearly $1.5 million for paid speeches last year, according to a financial disclosure form released by her campaign. She also took home...

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