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04/19/2018 01:18 PM
Cuban Assembly Approves Miguel Diaz-Canel as New President
The official announcement nearly six decades in the making took place Thursday morning as Miguel Diaz-Canel was named the new president of Cuba — the first person not named Castro to hold that title since...
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04/19/2018 12:23 PM
Woman Who Survived Southwest Flight Texted Husband Goodbye
Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas suffered a catastrophic engine failure Tuesday morning that apparently sent shrapnel into the aircraft, shattering a window and causing the plane to suddenly...
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04/19/2018 11:53 AM
Don't Eat the Lettuce: E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 53 Cases
Health investigators have identified chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona as the probable culprit of an 11-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven people in New Jersey as well as people in...
04/19/2018 11:33 AM
Sen. Sam McCann Announces Run for Illinois Governor
The Illinois governors race just got a little more crowded. Sen. Sam McCann (C-Plainview) announced Thursday his entry into the race alongside Aaron Merreighn, a veterans’ rights activist, as a Conservative...
04/19/2018 10:48 AM
'We Have Your Back': Yankees Go To Bat for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl
The New York Yankees are going to bat for 10-year-old girl who shared a heartbreaking story on social media about years of bullying she’s endured at her Pennsylvania school. The New York Post reports 10-year-old...
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04/19/2018 06:52 AM
Likely Final Snow of the Season Hits Chicago Area
For those waking up to a dusting of snow Thursday morning, there's a light at the end of the tunnel: this could be the last of it. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
04/18/2018 03:31 PM
Forte, Hester to Ink 1-Day Contracts With Bears
The Chicago Bears will honor two of the greatest players in the franchise’s history on Monday, as Devin Hester and Matt Forte ride off into the sunset.
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04/18/2018 12:52 PM
Coral Reef Insurance May Be a Sea Change for Conservation
A groundbreaking new insurance policy is being taken out on coral reefs near the beaches in the Cancún area — not to protect boats or divers but the reefs themselves. Through parametric insurance, a new...
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