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Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...

4 hours ago

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive

An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan — without having to pay a dime for a...

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2nd Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Inappropriate Touching

2nd Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Inappropriate Touching

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career...

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More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on...

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Todd Stroger Announces Run for Cook County Board President

Todd Stroger Announces Run for Cook County Board President

It appears, Cook County will see another Preckwinkle-Stroger showdown.

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Scaramucci Says Don't Rule Out Beltway Return

Scaramucci Says Don't Rule Out Beltway Return

Washington may not have seen the last of "The Mooch." Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications chief who was forced out after just 11 days on the job, said in an interview on Monday...

6 hours ago

Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me'

Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me'

The woman who alleges that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32 says she feels "like a weight has been lifted" since she came forward, after waiting for...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Last Major Regulatory Hurdle

Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Last Major Regulatory Hurdle

A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The decision Monday could have a big impact on...

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Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 11:30 PM CST

Chicago Prepares to Sue U.S. Steel Over Chromium Leaks

Chicago Prepares to Sue U.S. Steel Over Chromium Leaks

Chicago officials plan to take legal action Monday against U.S. Steel for a pair of chemical spills that have dumped pollutants into a tributary of Lake Michigan, one of which officials say was never reported to...

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