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Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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If a team is a reflection of its manager, and the White Sox’ field boss is as California laid-back as they come, what’s with the no-nonsense attitude in camp?
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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What a thing it is to see the former Cub out there on the bump of dirt, looking in at catcher Tyler Flowers, his wild locks not quite as wild as in the past but still flowing out the back of his cap like a flap behind a trucker’s wheel. Samardzija...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Telander | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has deep ties to a lobbyist for a government relations firm that represents Xerox State & Local Solutions Traffic Solutions, the city’s new red-light camera operator, according to a report published Tuesday by International Business...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Chad Merda | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Oprah’s Harpo Studios to close in December Oprah Winfrey Network has begun transitioning Harpo Studios productions to a new studio in West Hollywood, California. Harpo Studios is expected to close at year’s end. General Motors, Honda lead all automakers...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Ruminski | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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I’ll confess to periodically having unkind thoughts about the Internet. Too much free or heavily discounted news, music and books. Too many talented writers, editors and musicians out of work because of it. The idea that we’re all better off now...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija is wasting no time getting after it. The right-hander was the first White Sox to take the mound in their first intrasquad game, and he brought his full arsenal with him sooner than usual. “I held back a couple pitches...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The House voted 85-10 for the bill by Oklahoma City...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Minnie Minoso’s family announced Tuesday that it will hold a public visitation for the White Sox legend from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the Holy Family Church, 1080 Roosevelt Rd. A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Church at noon Saturday,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Chicago cannot “erase years of built up challenges” in just four years, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, insisting that the city’s plummeting bond rating is not a poor reflection on his financial stewardship. Last week, Moody’s Investors Service...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Oprah Winfrey will not renew a lease on the longtime home of her TV talk show, Harpo Studios, and will close at the end of the year. “Harpo Studios in Chicago was not just my home but also my life for nearly 30 years,” Winfrey said in a statement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sandra Guy | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Having yet to publicly commit to Brandon Marshall, the Bears brought in a different receiver for a Halas Hall interview Wednesday, sources said — Brian Hartline, who was released by the Dolphins last week. What that means for Marshall is murky. Hartline,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Patrick Finley | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images showed Lippert bleeding from his head and wrist,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Brandon Wall | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has questioned the sincerity of Rahm Emanuel’s opposition to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s doomsday budget by noting that Emanuel and Rauner are “good friends” who talk regularly and share “expensive wines together.”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Police are issuing warnings about two recent burglaries at businesses in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood. In each case, the suspect or suspects forced their way into the front door to take items, according to an alert issued by Chicago Lawn...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is poised to receive another influx of cash from SEIU Health Care, despite an internal union skirmish that has called on it to “cease and desist” from supporting the mayoral candidate. SEIU Health Care, one of the largest...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Natasha Korecki | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A Cicero official claims Naperville police officers used excessive force when they arrested her in 2013 and lied about it later under oath, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this week. Fran Reitz, the Cicero town collector, was found...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Airlines continue to tinker with their frequent-flier programs, sometimes in ways that help business travelers but make it harder for occasional fliers to earn a free trip. Frequent-flier programs started out simple: After flying enough trips or miles...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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It would be a strange sort of democracy if four votes carried more weight than 381,513 votes. EDITORIAL But that kind of arithmetic is at the heart of the legal assault on the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, which was argued Wednesday...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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McDonald’s pushes for fewer antibiotics in its chicken McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. United Airlines upgrading its airport clubs The Chicago-based airline...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Ruminski | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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America’s Iran policy is looking like a train wreck. President Barack Obama is charging ahead toward a nuclear deal with Tehran that seems like a bad one. Congress, guided by Democrats as well as Republicans, is exploring ways to veto any agreement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Steve Huntley | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Chicago Police are warning of two recent armed robberies in the West Town neighborhood. At least one suspect approaches a victim, pulls a weapon and steals their property, according to a community alert from Area North detectives. During both robberies,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A federal jury on Wednesday found in favor of Chicago police and decided to award nothing to the family of a South Side man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop. Lawyers for the family of Darius Pinex argued that a Chicago police officer lied on...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: swarmbircst | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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House Speaker John Boehner, against amnesty for Illegal Immigrants, invited the head of a foreign government to come to the United States and disrespect the U.S. President in front of the U.S. Congress and all of America —violating diplomatic protocol. ...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Postseason-tested Blackhawks are odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup despite Kane injury and place in the standings.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Lazerus | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Chicago Police are searching for a teenage girl who may be in the company of a male and was last spotted in New Mexico. Kierstien Fraime, 16, was last seen in Chicago the 3900 block of West 61st Street on Jan. 18, according to a missing person alert...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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WASHINGTON  — The special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails, congressional aides said Wednesday. The...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday offered some praise to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — but he would not offer a full-out endorsement.  During a press event on Wednesday, de Blasio was asked about the Chicago mayoral runoff and whether de Blasio, viewed...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Natasha Korecki | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks ended lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week. The drop Wednesday was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost ground....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Ruminski | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc. says it will work to prevent its products from being used for executions. The Lake Forest drugmaker announced Wednesday it has adopted a policy promoting use of its products to promote human health. “The employees of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Ruminski | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jose Quintana filled the strike zone 20 times with his first 26 pitches of the spring, retiring the Los Angeles Dodgers in order over two innings Wednesday at Camelback Ranch. Quintana, being counted on as one of the White Sox big...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Noah continued to preach his anti-violence campaign, and announced that a website is about to be launched to help that message get out.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Joe Cowley | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car. OPINION This week the court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the payment of Obamacare subsidies...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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For days, Marcus Norris flashed his smile in the mirror at home to get ready for his senior class photo. He needed the practice. Having a nice, big grin was new for Marcus. Ever since he was 9, he never wanted to show his teeth after a stray bullet struck...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Frank Main | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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WASHINGTON  — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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When Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, took to the House floor on Wednesday, he paid tribute to former White Sox player Minnie Minoso, the first black player from Latin America, who died on Sunday. Cohen told a touching tale about an encounter he had with...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Chad Merda | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been engulfed in controversy over a private email address and homemade server she used while with the State Department, and on Wednesday, a House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Chad Merda | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A man was injured in a drive-by shooting Wednesday morning in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 19-year-old was walking in the 6800 block of South Hoyne about 10:25 a.m. when a gray minivan drove up and someone inside fired shots,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — As the White Sox prepared for their Cactus League opener Wednesday (2:05 p.m., 670-AM) Avisail Garcia looked like a happy man. A season interrupted by a torn labrum is behind him. A swifter, lighter version of himself was eager to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Charlotte Ditka, the mother of former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, died Wednesday. Mrs. Ditka, 93, of Aliquippa, Penn., liked playing cards, visiting the casino, and repeating jokes from her daughter-in-law, Diana Ditka, according to the Darroch...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Inflight Wi-Fi company Gogo Inc. has partnered with Spafax to help manage and develop content for Gogo’s entertainment service. Gogo Vision, a wireless inflight entertainment system, is installed on more than 1,700 commercial aircraft used by six major...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Ruminski | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Nene started the hate. Noah ended it. Before the game, Nene had talked about how much he hated the Bulls. During the game, he exhibited it, slapping Joakim Noah across the face and drawing a flagrant 1 foul. Everyone thought Noah would retaliate. But...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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If you ever needed an excuse to love Jimmy Kimmel as much as Jimmy Kimmel hates Matt Damon, the late-night host keeps giving us reason, with his tough as nails messages to the people who still think not vaccinating their kids is a great idea. OPINION...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak is launching his campaign for U.S. Senate with a 422-mile walk across the state. And on Wednesday, he kicked off that campaign outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. But he may want to rethink his campaign...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Chad Merda | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Patrick Kane’s 12-week absence from the Blackhawks with a clavicle injury was a major blow. But general manager Stan Bowman’s wheelin’ and dealin’ before the trade deadline was enough to keep the Blackhawks as the odds-on favorite to win the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl missing from her home in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood since Tuesday. Enyia Jackson was last seen in the area of the 7100 block of South Maplewood, according to a missing person alert from Chicago...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A temporary restraining order was granted by a Cook County judge Wednesday preventing the state from officially awarding a medical marijuana growing license in the Kankakee area. The state said it will appeal the order by Circuit Judge Kathleen Kennedy....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Becky Schlikerman | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother. “It WAS...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Shedd Aquarium has adopted a new animal to join its ranks—but he may not be the kind you’re thinking of. Three-year-old Kobe, a Dogo Argentino mix, is the fifth canine to be adopted as part of the Shedd’s rescue program, the aquarium said in...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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