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Breaking News: More than a million Americans lose unemployment benefits
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-30 11:16:39 -0800 | political-news

Funding for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will end Saturday and 1.3 million across the US will lose benefits. The long-term benefit began in 2008 during the recession and provided extended compensation to the jobless who are looking for work....
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Breaking News: Election 2014: Base-pandering plus Obamacare
Posted by: alstephenson SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-31 18:45:11 -0700 | political-news

Every election is now considered a critical or crucial event in which "the stakes couldn't be higher." This is the mass media and America's political handlers at work. The problem is that the current cycle usually resembles the recent past...
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Breaking News: Rev. Jeremiah Wright:  Dr. King had a dream...Obama has a drone
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-01-20 14:59:28 -0800 | political-news

President Barack Obama's former and fiery pastor spoke at a Chicago Teachers Union breakfast Wednesday morning. The event was held in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Rev. Jeremiah Wright covered much ground in his speech, as usual....
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Breaking News: Is it March Madness: College athletes can unionize
Posted by: Robert Weller

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-30 14:38:53 -0700 | sports-news

The most dramatic event of this year’s March Madness did not occur on a basketball court. A federal labor official has ruled football players at Northwestern University can unionize. The NCAA and Northwestern immediately said they will appeal the ruling...
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Breaking News: 'Legally insane' judge fights to return to bench
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-09 18:46:39 -0700 | political-news

Municipal Judge Cynthia Brim, 55, was found “not guilty” of shoving a sheriff’s deputy in 2012. She was also not only declared “legally insane,” because she experienced a manic episode, but was also suspended, with pay, from a $182,000-a-year position....
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Breaking News: Bruce Rauner gives $250K 'gift' to school after influencing daughter's enrollment
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-01-16 10:25:33 -0800 | political-news

Bruce Rauner continues to be plagued by questions revolving around the enrollment of his daughter in Walter Payton College Prep High School. The story of Rauner exerting his "political muscle" and "twisting a few arms" in order to secure his...
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Breaking News: Dozens hurt in Chicago subway train crash
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 15:35:18 -0700 | travel-news

More than 30 people were injured early Monday, when a Chicago subway train derailed and jumped onto the station platform at O'Hare International Airport. The front car of the eight-car train landed on an escalator and staircase from the airport...
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Breaking News: How to help a child who has Asperger's syndrome
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-03 01:07:42 -0800 | health-news

Author's note: This is the fourth installment in an occasional series of reports meant to separate Asperger's syndrome myths from facts and assist those who love and care for AS-affected individuals. Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental, autism spectrum disorder...
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Breaking News: Black psychiatrist: White America is the problem, not 'arrogant' black men
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-02-18 15:26:36 -0800 | political-news

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing is a well-known black American psychiatrist who specializes in child psychiatry. She has practices in Washington, D.C. However, Welsing, 78, is best known for her Cress Theory of Color Confrontation, which examines and exposes the 500-year-old...
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Breaking News: A woman's tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 1)
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-09 10:55:55 -0700 | your-story

Major depression is a debilitating mental disorder. It’s crucial for me to begin with this definitive statement, because it took years – no, decades – to realize that I was impaired by clinical depression and persistent depressive disorder and I...
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Breaking News: Paul Ryan's 'lazy' black people crack was no 'dog whistle,' but the whole dog
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-26 10:18:28 -0700 | political-news

Chauncey DeVega is editor and founder of the blog We Are Respectable Negroes. Some will say that I go too far by describing Chauncey DeVega as the 21st century James Baldwin. I don't care. The man can write. Like Baldwin...
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Breaking News: Education: Free or affordable online tutoring can help your child
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-05 16:16:03 -0800 | education-news

Parents of school children often wish they could afford private tutors when their child is not doing well in language arts or math. Schools provide tutoring through afterschool programs, but it is rarely enough when a child is far behind...
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Breaking News: Structured homeschooling for your Asperger's syndrome-affected child
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

You may have decided to homeschool your Asperger's syndrome-affected child for a number of reasons. Every child who has AS does not have the same symptoms, but most thrive on structure. Research shows that children with AS and other forms...
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Breaking News: Bruce Rauner campaign ad claiming his wife is a Democrat
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 13:10:00 -0700 | political-news

Bruce Rauner released a video campaign ad designed to run on television statewide, but the commercial makes a questionable claim about his wife, Diana. Rauner won the Republican gubernatorial primary int March and will be challenging the sitting Democratic Gov....
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Breaking News: Enhance children's reading comprehension with online resources
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

Children usually show signs that they want to start reading between the ages of five and seven. There are, of course, exceptionally early readers, but a very young child should never be pressured to begin formal reading lessons. Some homeschooling...
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