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    Tammy Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CongresswomanTammy Duckworth is a new mom. She gave birth to a baby girl named Abigail Tuesday. It is the first child for the 46-year-old Duckworth and her husband Bryan. Because of her age and injuries as an Iraq War veteran, Duckworth’s pregnancy was considered high-risk. Her office released a statement Thursday saying the new mom and dad are thrilled about their new addition.

  • U of C student’s Facebook page hacked, feds investigate

    The University of Chicago, federal authorities and internet providers are joining forces to find whoever is responsible for hacking a student activist’s Facebook page and posting threatening and racially insensitive messages. It started when some students criticized fellow students for dressing in Halloween costumes that perpetuated offensive stereotypes of Latinos. Vincente Perez, a 20-year-old University of Chicago student, told the RedEye he saw a student of Asian descent wearing a “cholo costume,” describing a derogatory term for Mexican-American men. Perez told him his […]

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    ‘Fingertip amputation hazard’ leads to massive Graco stroller recall

    Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. because the hinges pose a “laceration or amputation hazard,” according to the company. Additionally, 202,000 of the strollers were sold in Canada, and about 10,300 in Mexico. Graco has received 11 reports of finger injures, including six reports of finger amputation. The stroller recall includes 11 models manufactured over the past 14 years. They have been sold at Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and other retail stores nationwide as well as online at […]

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    Watch children react to ‘normal Barbie’ with acne, stretch marks

    It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman? His answer came in the form of the Lammily doll: a shorter, broader, brunette version of the idealistic blond Mattel doll. Now Lammily is ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied. “I feel she looks so real, so ordinary, that you don’t focus on […]

  • Mike Frerichs accepts victory in Illinois treasurer’s race

    In an acceptance speech Wednesday following his victory for Illinois treasurer , Mike Frerichs said he will begin discussing with his staff some of the issues he addressed during his campaign. Those issues, he said, include investment in agriculture and addressing banking deserts in the state. He said he and his team look forward to “getting back to work.” More than two weeks after the election, Republican Tom Cross conceded to Frerichs Wednesday morning. Cross had a narrow lead over Frerichs in the days after the […]

  • Miss J from ‘America’s Next Top Model’ on new shoe line

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    Appetizer and cocktail recipes for the holidays

    Tim Laird, America’s CEO — Chief Entertaining Officer — has some appetizer and cocktail recipes for the holidays: Cran-Ginger Cocktail In a rocks glass with ice, add: 2 ounces Southern Comfort Gingerbread Spice 3 ounces cranberry juice Garnish with a lemon wedge. *For an alcohol–free version, simply substitute 1 ounce ginger syrup for the Southern Comfort. Hot Gingerbread Cider In a mug, add: 2 ounces Southern Comfort Gingerbread Spice 3 ounces hot apple cider Garnish with a cinnamon stick. *For […]

  • Students outraged over Virginia high school principal’s ‘racist’ tweet

    School officials in Norfolk, Virginia are being criticized for not addressing an assistant principal’s racist tweet. Booker T. Washington High School Assistant Principal Amy Strickland retweeted a tweet originally posted by the parody account @OrNahhTweets. The tweet shows a picture of seven white girls standing with seven black boys. The tweet asks the question, “Every white girl’s father’s worse nightmare?” Every white girl's father's worst nightmare Or Nah ? pic.twitter.com/J1LkYr26fR — Or Nah (@OrNahhTweets) June 8, 2014 Strickland posted the tweet in […]

  • Installation Mass of Archbishop Cupich

    PHOTOS: Installation of Archbishop Cupich

    On Tuesday, Blase Cupich was officially installed as the ninth archbishop of Chicago. Here are some photos from the Installation Mass:

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