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As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
Special to the TribuneAlex Piper and her husband, Jonathan, moved to Evanston four years ago for the same reasons many young families do: good schools, cozy neighborhoods, a short walk to a Lake Michigan beach, a fast commute to downtown Chicago. "It was," she remembers,...
The federal debt crisis has pitted President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as archenemies, but they have a lot in common. Surname-challenged Obama: Many people, including TV commentators, have accidentally referred to him as "Osama"...
Tags: John Boehner, Elections, Politics, Minority Groups, Barack Obama
Nearly 50 years ago, the late Wendell Scott became the first and only African-American driver to win a race in what is now Nascar's Cup Series. The Danville, Va. native is known as the Jackie Robinson of motorsports. This Sunday night, his story will...
Los Angeles Times"I took 'Star Trek' because I thought it might be a nice adjunct to my resume and I'd get to Broadway faster," said Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols, during a television press tour panel for the second season of the PBS series "Pioneers of Television,"...
Chicago TribuneStephanie Cox-Batson was out for a jog last month when a photograph in an art gallery window stopped her in her tracks. The shot, taken July 6, 1966, showed Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by tense police bodyguards as he entered Soldier Field to...
Los Angeles TimesTwo years ago, Kerry Washington found herself in the deep South with nothing to do. She had swung down to South Carolina to check out the presidential debates, only to learn her next film was in writers'-strike limbo. So the Bronx native decided to go...
ABC26 NewsWhen she turned 113, Mississippi Winn could still stand up on her own and never thought her age was a detriment to her life. The upbeat former domestic worker from Shreveport, known in the city as "Sweetie," died Friday afternoon at Magnolia Manor...
Tags: Bible, Seattle, Texas, Religious Texts, Social Sciences
Associated PressNEW YORK -- Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who helped shape the documentary program "48 Hours" and covered the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst and the Sept. 11 attacks, has died. He was 62. Dow died suddenly Saturday morning in New Jersey,...
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...
Tags: Family, Democratic Party, Loans, Sarah Palin, Minority Groups
NEWARK, N.J.—If Garry McCarthy had a honeymoon as Newark's top cop it ended violently on a single day in July 2009. On July 20 of that year, eight people were shot in two separate incidents, including a drive-by shooting that indiscriminately...
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