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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, who gave Army documents to WikiLeaks

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Embracing his clemency powers days before leaving office, Obama also pardoned 64...

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  • The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    So maybe you didn't get a seat to that other big event last week, but for all of you who missed out on witnessing President Obama's farewell address in person, get ready for the next historically significant affair rolling into town: Bono, Drumming Bono, Bass Bono and The Edge Bono will all be...

  • Ask Anna: Do women like being touched without their consent? (Hint: NO and it's illegal)

    Ask Anna: Do women like being touched without their consent? (Hint: NO and it's illegal)

    I enjoy the excitement of fondling women. It turns me on. I have done it a couple of times before. And never been rebuffed. I know it's wrong but can't help it. There is this lady who owns a video store who I fondled. And she didn't call the police. And I still go there and she still allows me...

  • Opinion: Thanks for the moments and memories, Obama

    Opinion: Thanks for the moments and memories, Obama

    On Tuesday, I was fortunate enough to experience live and in person the end of an era for who I believe was arguably one of the best presidents ever—No. 44, Barack Obama. It was the perfect way to end what has been a historic presidency. As I wiped my eyes toward the end of the speech, I couldn’t...

  • The Second City: 5 things we hope Obama will say during his farewell address

    The Second City: 5 things we hope Obama will say during his farewell address

    Saved By The Max, Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour, “Hamilton” and even the World Series were all nothing compared with the brand-new hottest ticket in town—“One Night Only: Obama Out.” The president is set to deliver his farewell address to America right here in Chicago this Tuesday night, and although...

  • Threesome Advice Panel: Should I tell my Tinder match how tall I am?

    Threesome Advice Panel: Should I tell my Tinder match how tall I am?

    I've been talking with this girl [on Tinder] for about two weeks now. My first and only Tinder date this past summer wasn't that great, her photos were old and very misleading, which made things awkward for me as the attraction wasn't there for me. I'm a short guy, about 5’5”. She's 5’8”. Now should...

  • Ask Anna: We broke up and I need you to tell me it'll be OK

    Ask Anna: We broke up and I need you to tell me it'll be OK

    I had been with my (now) ex-girlfriend for two years, and this year has taken a toll on us. She lost a parent and then we broke up for two months and got back together, but it was rocky. We broke up again the day before Christmas. I love her, but I doubt we will get back together. I need some advice....

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  • Animals born in Chicago zoos represent more than conserving cuteness

    Animals born in Chicago zoos represent more than conserving cuteness

    It seems like every few months, Chicagoans (the media included) lose their minds over baby animals being born somewhere in the city or suburbs. Because obviously. And while cute new additions are perfectly good reasons to visit Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium, drawing guests...

  • No, that's not Netflix asking for your credit card information

    No, that's not Netflix asking for your credit card information

    In a new effort to make 2017 suck as much as 2016, a new phishing scam is tricking Netflix users by requesting they update their personal and financial information.  According to cybersecurity firm FireEye, the campaign is targeting Netflix subscribers in the U.S. via an email that urges them to...

  • Obama brings Biden to tears, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama brings Biden to tears, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice president we have ever seen." The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced...

  • Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

    Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

    It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported Wednesday that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the...

  • In norm-breaking testimony, Booker asserts Sessions should not be attorney general

    In norm-breaking testimony, Booker asserts Sessions should not be attorney general

    Sen. Cory Booker testified Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions is the wrong man to lead the Justice Department, saying the Alabama Republican's lengthy record in Congress exposed views that are inconsistent with the venerated job he is seeking. In a passionate speech from the witness table, the New...

  • In combative news conference, Trump concedes Russia's role in election hacking

    In combative news conference, Trump concedes Russia's role in election hacking

    In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to replace President Barack...

  • In Chicago farewell, Obama warns of threats to democracy

    In Chicago farewell, Obama warns of threats to democracy

    Barack Obama said goodbye Tuesday night to a nation that delivered him a historic presidency and challenged Americans to fulfill democracy's promise as a new era of government in Washington, led by Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump, is about to begin. Even as Obama exits the world and...

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    President Barack Obama

    Follow the rise of President Barack Obama through the eyes of Tribune staff photographers, starting with his years as an Illinois senator and finishing with his final presidential speech in Chicago.

  • Obama writes a love letter to Chicago ahead of farewell address

    Obama writes a love letter to Chicago ahead of farewell address

    If you haven't yet cried today thinking about how President Obama will be giving his last speech as commander in chief later tonight, you're about to.  In a post to POTUS's Facebook page, Obama penned a love letter to Chicago, the city where "it all started." "It's the city that showed us the power...

  • Jeff Sessions lays out conservative vision, vows to stand up to Trump if needed

    Jeff Sessions lays out conservative vision, vows to stand up to Trump if needed

    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected "damnably false" accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump's attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay independent from the...

  • Obama's Top 10 Chicago moments

    Obama's Top 10 Chicago moments

    The Obamas have never shied away from their Chicago roots, but as the first family has spent less and less time in the city, and the chances seem unlikely that they will move back to the city post-presidency, it was a pleasant surprise that Barack Obama chose Chicago as the backdrop for his farewell...

  • CTA to get $1.1 billion federal grant to upgrade Red Line

    CTA to get $1.1 billion federal grant to upgrade Red Line

    The Chicago Transit Authority has secured nearly $1.1 billion in federal grant money for major upgrades to North Side CTA tracks to reduce delays and overcrowding, a CTA spokesman said Sunday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel had rushed to get a new special taxing district approved because nearly all the revenue...

  • Nearly $160,000 raised for victim of Facebook Live attack

    Nearly $160,000 raised for victim of Facebook Live attack

    Nearly $160,000 has been donated to the family of a mentally disabled teenager who was shown bound and tortured in a Facebook Live video last week.Other people across the country have sent gifts and cards to a P.O. box set up by the victim's sister in Cary, according to the family's attorney.“It...

  • RedEye Rush Hour: Jan. 9

    RedEye Rush Hour: Jan. 9

    Welcome to RedEye Rush Hour, your breakdown of news to help you pass the time while you're surviving your commute.   Wake me up when their tour ends What’s up: Green Day will be playing Wrigley Field this summer. No, it’s not 1999 or 2006 or any other year they’ve decided to try and be cool again....

  • Free tickets to Obama farewell speech listed for as much as $5K online

    Free tickets to Obama farewell speech listed for as much as $5K online

    While President Barack Obama's farewell address was intended to be a free event for those hoping to hear his final oration as commander in chief, there appears to be no shortage of people looking to make a profit from the historic occasion. Obama, a former U.S. senator turned two-term president,...

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