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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
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The  Supreme Court  on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama 's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
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The Tribune's Howard Reich checks out Judy Roberts' new Sunday evening gig. 
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Hello summer. Today could be hottest day in Chicago in 2 years. http://trib.in/1KW2Lbm
Wednesday could be the hottest day here in nearly two years.
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Longtime Chicago jazz pianist Corky McClerkin, 73, and his wife, Winnie Mae Cole-McClerkin, 72, died Sunday afternoon near 57th Drive ;and Hyde Park Boulevard, according to their daughter, Casemmie Cole-Kweli.
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“The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” by Vendela Vida is a novel written in second-person that follows a 30-something American woman on a trip to Casablanca. Vida will appear at Lit Fest on June 7. http://trib.in/1KtqSho
Vendela Vida began building a micro-genre all her own with 2003's "And Now You Can Go," a novel about a young woman struggling to make sense of a brutal encounter with a gun-toting stranger. Vida's next two novels, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name" and "The Lovers," poked further into the role of trauma in shaping women's identities, completing what she once called a trilogy of "violence and rage." Dark theme, light execution: none of the...
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Song Marathon at Musical Mondays.
Cabaret often is called the fragile art, but it sure wasn't fragile on Monday night.
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The FBI is investigating whether bribery is connected to Chicago's privatized parking meters. http://trib.in/1Bjpajj
The FBI is investigating whether an executive at the firm that manages Chicago's privatized parking meters was paid $90,000 in bribes to steer a contract to install and maintain the controversial meters across the city.
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The College of DuPage tried to quietly change school financial policies after a biting audit. http://trib.in/1FUCUfC
Instead of embracing recommendations in a bruising audit of their $274 million investment portfolio, College of DuPage administrators attempted to retool the school's financial policies to quietly bring their own past practices into compliance, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
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Tribune announces winners of Nelson Algren Awards.
We're pleased to announce that Brenda Peynado has won the grand prize in this year's Nelson Algren Awards competition for her short story titled "The Great Escape."
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No one ever will accuse Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra of dreaming small. But on Saturday night, the CJO took on an Everest of large-ensemble jazz: a performance of the complete music from Charles Mingus' landmark recording, "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" (1963). The technical, expressive and coloristic demands of this work are so formidable that bands rarely perform extended excerpts of the piece, though Chicagoans have been fortu...
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Chicago celebrates the opening of Fred Anderson Park.
It was as if saxophonist Fred Anderson 's long-gone Velvet Lounge suddenly had reopened: outdoors, at the corner of 16th Street and Wabash Avenue.
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