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Hot Afternoon

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Jonathan Pollard, Convicted Spy for Israel, Granted Parole: Attys

Jonathan Pollard, Convicted Spy for Israel, Granted Parole: Attys

Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.

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Mayor Touts Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers

Mayor Touts Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers

With Lollapalooza just days away and the haze just clearing from July's Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced record-breaking tourism numbers in Chicago this year as a new...

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New South Loop Marriott Marquis Breaks Ground

New South Loop Marriott Marquis Breaks Ground

Just after the mayor's office released record-breaking tourism numbers, officials broke ground at a new Marriott Marquis in the South Loop, which is set to open in the summer of 2017. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.

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13 Kittens Found in Bag in PAWS Chicago Parking Lot

13 Kittens Found in Bag in PAWS Chicago Parking Lot

Thirteen kittens were found left inside a duffel bag outside a PAWS Chicago Medical Center parking lot during a blistering summer weekend in the city.

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George Washington University Drops SAT, ACT Requirement

George Washington University Drops SAT, ACT Requirement

George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university...

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Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

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Caramel Popcorn Recalled Nationwide Over Undeclared Allergen

Caramel Popcorn Recalled Nationwide Over Undeclared Allergen

A company that ships to specialty grocers nationwide is issuing a recall of its caramel popcorn because it contains butter, a milk product that wasn't declared on the packaging and can cause severe reactions in...

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Whale Deaths Off Alaska Island Remain Mystery: Scientists

Whale Deaths Off Alaska Island Remain Mystery: Scientists

Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday. Samples taken from one of the...

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Netflix: 'Titanic' Out, Nicolas Cage In

Netflix: 'Titanic' Out, Nicolas Cage In

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Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

Be sure to set your gaze skyward Friday night to catch a glimpse of the rare blue moon, which, contrary to its name, will probably not be blue.

Mayor Touts Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers

Mayor Touts Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers

With Lollapalooza just days away and the haze just clearing from July's Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced record-breaking tourism numbers in Chicago this year as a new...

Emotional Support Animals 'Growing Problem' on Flights

Emotional Support Animals 'Growing Problem' on Flights

An increasing number of “emotional support animals” on airline flights are causing concern for flight attendants, who fear the animals could cause safety problems. NBC5 Investigates how many people may...

Missing 14-Year-Old St. Charles Girl Found: Police

Missing 14-Year-Old St. Charles Girl Found: Police

A missing 14-year-old girl from west suburban St. Charles has been found.

'They're Out There': Teen Boaters' Families Cling to Hope

'They're Out There': Teen Boaters' Families Cling to Hope

The families of two 14-year-old fishermen who disappeared on a boating trip off the Florida coast Friday continue to hold onto hope that their children will return home safe, saying the teens' skills and...

Chief Keef Says He Wants to Be Mayor of Chicago

Chief Keef Says He Wants to Be Mayor of Chicago

Chief Keef for mayor? It appears the Chicago rapper has revealed plans to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel.