Government and politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks to a congregation at Reid Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to “every household in America” while breaking up and better regulating monopolies he says currently limit access to drive up their profits. The Vermont senator on...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the American Medical Association said it is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarette and vaping devices. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm
The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, an employee crosses into the crime scene following a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at dozens of its stores across El Paso, where a gunman opened fire in August at one of the retail giant's locations and killed 22 people. The move comes as Walmart plans Thursday, Nov. 14, to reopen the store where the attack happened amid ongoing lawsuits over safety. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 6:20 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over...
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In this Friday, April 29, 2016, photo, people stand near the entrance gate to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University's student newspaper is under fire. Their first critics came from within the campus as student activists questioned journalists’ coverage of protests. Within days, editors decided to write a statement apologizing but their editorial prompted a second round of criticism from journalists around the country starting Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
November 12, 2019 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019 file photo, a man blows a puff of smoke as he vapes with an electronic cigarette. Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
Associated Press
November 11, 2019 - 9:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo flames from the Hillside Fire consume a home in San Bernardino, Calif. President Donald Trump on Sunday, Nov. 3 threatened to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)
Associated Press
November 03, 2019 - 11:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest of Los Angeles. Crews working in steep terrain were tamping down hotspots and keeping an eye on lingering gusts in mountain areas...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019 file photo, Gov. J. B. Pritzker holds a bill that legalizes adult-use cannabis in the state of Illinois accompanied by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, left, and state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, right, in Chicago. Illinois becomes the 11th to legalize the adult-use of recreational marijuana. Like in other states before it, advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois want the law to look backward as well as forward. It conscientiously attempts to ensure that those who profit from growing and selling the weed have substantial representation from the mostly impoverished neighborhoods nailed the hardest by decades of drug crackdowns. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky File)
Associated Press
November 02, 2019 - 8:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — When lawmakers crafted the law legalizing marijuana in Illinois, they tried to make sure it would right what many see as past wrongs linked to the drug. In addition to expunging hundreds of thousands of criminal records for marijuana arrests and convictions, the law's...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday and a tentative agreement that ended the walkout is expected to shape education in the nation's third largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost, though...
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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the union's Near West Side headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. The union's governing body has voted to accept a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools, but the union will remain on strike until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up all 10 school days missed during the walkout. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 1:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Chicago Teachers Union says it has reached agreement with the nation's third-largest school district to make up five of 11 school days lost during the teachers strike. The union and city officials...
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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, shows Dr. Ulrich Klopfer. Questions about what motivated the enigmatic abortion doctor to keep over 2,000 fetal remains at his Chicago-area home may never be fully answered. The remains were discovered stacked in his garage after Klopfer died at 79 on Sept. 3. (South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
Associated Press
October 25, 2019 - 11:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Ulrich Klopfer competed so avidly in the 1970s to perform the most abortions each day at a Chicago clinic that it was said he would set his coffee aside, jump to his feet in the break room and rush to the operating table whenever his chief rival in the macabre derby walked by...
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