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Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in

A group of Chicago activists has staged a demonstration since Friday near a controversial West Side police facility, vowing not to leave until the City Council formally scraps a proposed ordinance that would make attacking first responders a hate crime. Members from several organizations, forming...

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  • Ways Clinton can convert all those die-hard Bernie fans

    Ways Clinton can convert all those die-hard Bernie fans

    On the heels of the Republican National Convention, it’s do-or-we-all-die time for the Democrats, who need to launch into full throttle and probably drink as much Full Throttle as Rudy Giuliani did before his address. In order to beat the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket, Hillary Clinton must secure...

  • On anal, role playing for beginners and valuing your own pleasure

    On anal, role playing for beginners and valuing your own pleasure

    Hello! I have a man I love very much. We're having a few issues, however. They are: Half the time he comes really fast and the other half it takes a while. He also says he's into roleplay, but hasn't elaborated on it. I've never done that and do get embarrassed easily but am willing to try anything...

  • There are many reasons to dislike Melania Trump, but her modeling isn't one of them

    There are many reasons to dislike Melania Trump, but her modeling isn't one of them

    By now we are all familiar with Melania Trump's little plagiarism problem at the Republican National Convention. She and her speechwriters unabashedly lifted lines from Michelle Obama's address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. But instead of criticizing the moral implications of literally...

  • Make the GOP convention the most memorable 4 days of your life

    Make the GOP convention the most memorable 4 days of your life

    Americans have been waiting four years for the Summer Olympics, a new Frank Ocean album and the election of our next president. We’re about to get one step closer to the latter as Republicans gather in Cleveland to select their party’s nominee. For those lucky enough to attend, here’s how to best...

  • What it's like to be black in Naperville, America

    What it's like to be black in Naperville, America

    Editor's note: Brian Crooks moved to Naperville when he was in the 5th grade; his parents still reside here. On Saturday, he wrote a Facebook post about his experiences being an African-American living in America that has since gone viral and has elicited hundreds of comments from people around...

  • On again, off again: Not meant to be?

    On again, off again: Not meant to be?

    So basically me and my gf broke up two times and now we are back together. We broke up because we did not have good communication between each other, and now we have established that. Some people say that couples who break up are not meant to be together. Do you think [that’s true]? —Question via...

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  • CTA trains running again after storm damage, including metal canopy blown onto tracks

    CTA trains running again after storm damage, including metal canopy blown onto tracks

    All CTA trains were running Monday morning after violent storms halted service on the Blue, Red and Brown lines overnight, knocking an aluminum canopy onto the third rail near the Medical District station, toppling a tree near the Armitage station and tossing debris onto the tracks near the Sedgwick...

  • Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner once told some of Chicago's wealthiest and most influential civic leaders that half of Chicago Public Schools' teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of the city's principals are "incompetent," according to emails Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration released Thursday under...

  • Not just for mega yachts: More young sailors tackling century-old Mackinac race

    Not just for mega yachts: More young sailors tackling century-old Mackinac race

    Picture this: You’re stuck on a boat for days with a bunch of other guys, nothing around but a breeze in the sail and open Lake Michigan water for miles. What may sound to you like the premise of some new MTV survival show is very much reality for a group of 20-somethings who will compete in the...

  • Searches for Trump porn increase 648 percent in Cleveland

    Searches for Trump porn increase 648 percent in Cleveland

    Yes, you read that headline right.  The Republican National Convention has been taking place in Cleveland this week, and thanks to the powers that be at PornHub, we now know what those visiting GOP-ers have been doing with their spare time. According to a release published by the porn site, traffic...

  • PokeDates wants to help you catch your next significant other

    PokeDates wants to help you catch your next significant other

    If your idea of a hot date is strollin' the riverwalk catching water type Pokemon, your time has come.  PokeDates, a dating service launched by online matchmaking service Project Fixup, launched Wednesday in an effort to help Pokemon trainers far and wide find the rarest creature of all: love. ...

  • Hospital prepping for annual influx of drunken teenagers from Lollapalooza

    Hospital prepping for annual influx of drunken teenagers from Lollapalooza

    Gabbi Seo was in a neck brace and flopping around on a stretcher — and she had no idea what she was doing there. As a nurse stroked her forehead and promised to take care of her, the teenager started to sob. "Oh, my God," she slurred. "Please don't call my mom." Within minutes, a swarm of paramedics...

  • Florida police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street with hands up

    Florida police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street with hands up

    A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. The moments before the shooting were recorded on cellphone video and show Charles Kinsey lying...

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