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  • Tribune's new chapter. A case for Katie Couric joining 'The View.'

    Tribune's new chapter. A case for Katie Couric joining 'The View.'
    After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready. The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
  • California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states. Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
  • Martin O'Malley headed to New Jersey

    Martin O'Malley headed to New Jersey
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend Thursday in New Jersey campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a fellow Democrat whom the governor endorsed back in June. O'Malley will host two solo events in Trenton and Paterson and appear...
  • Broward Dems to hear from Newark's Cory Booker at annual fundraiser

    Broward Dems to hear from Newark's Cory Booker at annual fundraiser
                Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., and Democratic wunderkind, is the headliner for the  Broward Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.            Booker, 43, received rave reviews from Democrats after his speech last year to...
  • U.S. prepares for 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance

    U.S. prepares for 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance
    At noon on Sept. 11, Chicago will join other cities across the nation in marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. senators from Illinois said today. Bells will ring and sirens will sound as people pause for a minute of reflection, Sen....
  • Watchdog Update: Pressure grows for limits on flame retardants

    Watchdog Update: Pressure grows for limits on flame retardants
    In New York state, lawmakers are moving to ban a cancer-causing flame retardant from children's products. At the U.S. Capitol, more than 100 nurses, mothers and cancer survivors marched for tougher federal regulation of the chemicals. And in Washington...
  • Hold chemical companies to account

    Last month, we read a powerful story about just how far one industry would go to protect its bottom line. In a four-part exposé in the Chicago Tribune titled "Playing with Fire," we learned how big chemical companies — on a mission to sell more...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • EPA vows investigation of flame retardants, which Tribune investigated

    EPA vows investigation of flame retardants, which Tribune investigated
    — TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. Meanwhile,...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...