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Bubble Wrap to Lose Its Trademark Sound

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Bubble Wrap is like no other packing material. Its round air bubbles keep items safe and create a signature sound when popped. However, the sound is reportedly going away.

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Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles'...

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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans to Not Fly Confederate Flag

NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans to Not Fly Confederate Flag

NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to Run for President

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination. Webb says in a message on his website the nation "needs a fresh...

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Beachgoers Warned of Dangerous Swimming Conditions

Beachgoers Warned of Dangerous Swimming Conditions

Beachgoers in Chicago were warned Thursday to avoid going into Lake Michigan waters as strong rip currents and waves of up to five feet were possible.

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Street Closures, Reroutes Begin for Taste of Chicago

Street Closures, Reroutes Begin for Taste of Chicago

On an already challenging traffic weekend in Chicago, several street closures and CTA reroutes will take effect in the Loop as set-up begins for the Taste of Chicago, which begins next week in Grant Park.

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Obama: "There's Nothing America Cannot Do"

Obama: "There's Nothing America Cannot Do"

A triumphant President Obama touted recent Supreme Court decisions in favor of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act — and took some shots at Republican presidential candidates — during an energetic...

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2015 Marathon Training Tip 5: Keeping Hydrated

2015 Marathon Training Tip 5: Keeping Hydrated

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Gay Pride Adaptation of Iwo Jima Photo Draws Backlash

Gay Pride Adaptation of Iwo Jima Photo Draws Backlash

Joe Rosenthal’s historic photograph depicting five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the flag on Iwo Jima is one of America’s most iconic war-related images. It is also one of the most parodied images, but...

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Man Dies at Naperville Ribfest

Man Dies at Naperville Ribfest

A fatality was reported Thursday at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park.

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Warm Holiday Weekend Ahead

The holiday weekend forecast for the Chicago area sounds almost too good to be true.

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10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows

Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services

Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services

Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services.

Chicago Air and Water Show Announces 2015 Headliners

Chicago Air and Water Show Announces 2015 Headliners

The 57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show will take to city skies in August and this year’s event will feature some new and traditional performers.