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  • Farewell, Cardinal

    Cardinal Francis George’s exit from office has been as humble, candid and winsomely human as his 17 years in it. As your recent editorial reminds us, George readily allows that there are some people he couldn’t reach but typically he doesn&...
  • 3 girls injured during pepper spray incident at South Side high school

    3 girls injured during pepper spray incident at South Side high school
    Someone inside a high school discharged pepper spray Wednesday afternoon, injuring three female students at the school in the North Kenwood neighborhood, authorities said. The three suffered upset stomachs following the incident at King College Prep...
  • We're finally embracing the wisdom of the ages about sleep

    Sleep is having its moment in the sun -- or, more appropriately, its moment in a darkened room, with blackout shades drawn, the temperature somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, all smartphones and tablets banished from the room and maybe a...
  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • Obama's presidential library belongs on the South Side

    Obama's presidential library belongs on the South Side
    As a child growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1920s, I often heard from my wise mother that I should pay attention to our neighbor, Dr. Julian Dawson, a black physician who inspired deep respect in our community. "You see, he looks like you,"...
  • New discovery pushes mammals' lineage further back in time

    New discovery pushes mammals' lineage further back in time
    Small squirrel-size creatures that lived in the treetops of northern China with dinosaurs roaming below left a legacy in their fossils that may challenge textbooks on the origins of the world's first mammals. Indiana University of Pennsylvania...
  • Exclusive: Blackstone chases Buffett with 'core' private equity

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP has reached out to its biggest fund investors about investing in a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10-year private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter....
  • 4 killed, 15 hurt in city shootings

    4 killed, 15 hurt in city shootings
    Three men and a woman died and at least 15 people, including seven teenagers, were wounded in shootings across the city from Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning. In the latest fatal shooting, a 27-year-old man died after being shot around 3:...
  • James Watson on 'Father to Son'

    James Watson on 'Father to Son'
    In 1953, at just 24 years old, James Watson made a discovery that brought him lifelong fame. At Cavendish Laboratory, he and Francis Crick were the first to map the double helix, the structure of DNA. Years before that, Watson learned curiosity,...
  • Kidney donation appeal goes out to help father of 6, others

     Kidney donation appeal goes out to help father of 6, others
    A Chicago Latino advocacy organization is making a plea on behalf of a father of six who needs a new kidney and as part of a broader appeal for people, particularly Hispanics, to join a living donor program. The League of United Latin American...
  • Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures

     Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures
    Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...