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‘No deal’ on GOP health plan as Republicans can't muster together

The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus today said there's "no deal" on the GOP health care legislation after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump.


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Van Dyke indicted on 16 added counts for each shot to Laquan McDonald

A new indictment unsealed Thursday in the murder case against Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke added 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each time the officer shot Laquan McDonald in 2014.


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Blockbuster 'Jurassic World' exhibition will bring dinosaur park to Field Museum

“Jurassic World: The Exhibition,” a dinosaur theme-park experience derived from the blockbuster film franchise, is coming to the Field Museum’s front lawn this spring, the Tribune has learned.


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American among three victims killed in London attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London's famous bridges and then stabbed a police officer to death at Britain's Parliament. In a somber but defiant statement, Britain's prime minister declared that "we are not afraid."


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Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine by unidentified gunman

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin angrily rejected.


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Israeli man arrested as prime suspect in string of bomb threats against Jewish community centers

Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case.


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GOP health bill on the brink of failure just hours from House vote

Showdown day at hand, Republicans remained short of votes Thursday for their showpiece health care overhaul, hoping for President Donald Trump to close the deal with balky conservatives at a White House meeting.


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Chicago area leads U.S. in population loss, sees drop for 2nd year in a row

Of the country's 10 largest cities, the Chicago metropolitan statistical area was the only one to drop in population between 2015 and 2016.


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Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced he would oppose Gorsuch and join other Democrats in filibustering the nomination, making it likely that the judge will struggle to find the support needed to clear a 60-vote procedural hurdle.


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Lincoln Park Zoo — new look, new global mission

Lincoln Park Zoo's pioneering Urban Wildlife Institute, which has counted coyotes in the city and flying squirrels in the suburbs, is going national, part of a passel of changes at the free North Side zoo meant to emphasize its conservation efforts here and abroad.
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