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In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’t

View photos CHICAGO — Spencer Leak Sr. has never known life without death. From the moment he was old enough to remember, he was ambling around the funeral home his father founded here on Chicago’s South Side in 1933, when … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement address

Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Friday, 48 years after she was the school’s first-ever student commencement speaker when she graduated in 1969. In one of her most high-profile appearances since losing the presidential … Continue reading

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Shaking hands with President Trump

Of President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which many have experienced since he took office. His handshakes have become an event to watch in and of themselves as he makes the … Continue reading

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Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?

Wealthy Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won his state’s only seat in the House of Representatives on Thursday despite facing a criminal charge for attacking a reporter a day earlier. After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by … Continue reading

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Trump exalts 'great win' for candidate charged with assault

President Trump praised his party’s win in Montana, where a Thursday special election was decided in favor of Republican Greg Gianforte, who one day earlier was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body-slamming a reporter. Trump made the comments while … Continue reading

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In Chicago’s Back of the Yards, a new generation of immigrants fights the old turf wars, with deadlier weapons

View photos Ramiro Alvarez, a Chicago police officer and vice president of the Union Impact Center, welcomes kids and their families from Back of the Yards to celebrate the end of the winter soccer season. The center’s soccer program is … Continue reading

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Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault

In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Greg Gianforte, right, receives congratulations from a supporter in Helena, Montana after winning the Republican nomination for Montana’s special election for U.S. House. As the May 25 special election nears, critics say he’s … Continue reading

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Sen. Portman lauds new Netflix sex-trafficking documentary ‘I Am Jane Doe’

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Thursday about his ongoing efforts to combat online sex trafficking ahead of this week’s premiere of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe.” The film spotlights victims of … Continue reading

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‘A big reach’: Rumsfeld dismisses comparisons between Russia investigation and Watergate

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday rejected comparisons between the Watergate scandal and the investigation into possible connections between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, calling attempts to equate the two “such a long reach.” “I don’t see any there, … Continue reading

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Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summit

Donald Trump closed his first trip as president overseas with a visit to a NATO summit in the Belgian capital Brussels, a city he once denigrated as a “hellhole.” Though he praised the Belgian Royal Palace for its “warm welcome,” … Continue reading

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