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  • Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
  • Joe Biden: Vice president of the nation, but king of the eulogy

    WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • In State With 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Lanza's Rifle Still Legal

    Adam Lanza blasted through the glass doors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School clutching a military-style Bushmaster rifle with 30 rounds in the clip and hundreds more at the ready. When his chilling rampage was over minutes later, Lanza had used the...
  • Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill
    WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
  • Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways

    Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways
    The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles. I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
  • 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...