Tag: Chicago

Merrick Garland vows to lead Capitol attack prosecutions if confirmed as attorney general

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland will pledge to take the lead in prosecuting those charged over the U.S. Capitol siege and vow prosecutorial independence from President Biden at his confirmation hearing Monday.Why it matters: As attorney general, Judge Garland would…

/ February 21, 2021
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What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Reopening Schools

The lack of trust is not just about the character of the powerful actors involved; it also has to do with what parents and teachers understand about the conditions of the school buildings, and whether schools are likely to carry…

/ February 9, 2021
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Muslim families hope to reunite following Biden’s travel ban repeal

Muslim Americans across the U.S. are celebrating President Biden's day-1 reversal of former President Trump's travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries.The big picture: The repeal of what many critics called the "Muslim ban" renews hope for thousands of families…

/ January 23, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election.Safe to say, the Donald Trump…

/ January 16, 2021
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Fans Can’t Believe Kourtney Kardashian Isn’t ‘Photoshopped’ In New Family Pic

Kourtney Kardashian is simply glowing in the Kar-Jenner family’s latest photo from their winter trip to Lake Tahoe in California. While it could just be the Poosh products, Kourtney’s ethereal vibe in the photo had some fans convinced the reality star wasn’t…

/ December 25, 2020
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Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the increased electrical power needs using low- or…

/ December 23, 2020
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A Greek Billionaire Is Converting an Abandoned Tobacco Factory in Athens Into a Culture Venue—and Gifting It to the Government

An old tobacco factory in Athens is about to become a cultural center. Set to open next year with an exhibition featuring international artists including Michael Rakowitz, Glenn Ligon, and Danh Vo, the launch will coincide with the 200th anniversary of…

/ December 14, 2020
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The Intrepid Treasure Hunter Who Found Forrest Fenn’s Buried Fortune Reveals His Identity—and What He Plans to Do With It

The hopes and dreams of thousands were crushed in June, when Forrest Fenn announced that his storied hidden treasure, said to be worth $2 million, had been found. When the retired New Mexico art dealer died in September, he took…

/ December 8, 2020
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In Memory of the Late ‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek, See If You Can Answer These 41 Art Clues From the Show’s Brain-Twisting History

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Trebek had hosted the popular quiz show for 37 years. The series, which was created by Merv Griffin, originally debuted in 1964…

/ November 10, 2020
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‘We Painted, Sang, and Danced Our Way to the Polls’: Artists React to US President-Elect Joe Biden’s Victory

As jubilant Democrats took to the streets in cities across the US on Saturday to celebrate the victory of president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, artists, too, paid tribute to the election, and shared their reactions on social…

/ November 9, 2020