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Canada's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti interviews:
--Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long, who covered Obama's rise through the ranks in Springfield
--David Kusnet, chief speechwriter for former president Bill Clinton and senior writer at the Podesta Group;
--Daryl Carter, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University and author of Brother Bill: President Clinton and the Politics of Race and Class

As Obama prepares for his last address as president, we look back at his landmark speeches and consider how he may use this final address to define and protect his legacy.
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Chicago Tribune's investigative reporter Ray Long talks with WUIS-FM News Director Sean Crawford about how paper tested pharmacies to see how they would hand drug interactions http://www.tinyurl.com/zubfoqb 
A Chicago Tribune investigation found pharmacists often miss potentially dangerous interactions that could occur when mixing prescription drugs.
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Dangerous Doses watchdog: Chicago Tribune's Ray Long & Sam Roe report Illinois' GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, key House Dems take action following paper's investigation into risky drug interactions; Rauner tells agencies to look for solutions http://fw.to/2Tek4qP
Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered state agencies to examine how to bolster accountability at drugstores and protect the public's health following a Tribune investigation that found pharmacists failed half of the time to warn about dangerous drug interactions.
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Chicago Tribune reporters Sam Roe, Ray Long & Karisa King find half of pharmacies failing to say a word about dangerous drug interactions


The Tribune reporter walked into an Evanston CVS pharmacy carrying two prescriptions: one for a common antibiotic, the other for a popular anti-cholesterol drug.
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Dangerous Doses, a Chicago Tribune investigation led by Sam Roe, Ray Long and Karisa King, looks at how pharmacies handle drug interactions 
Chicago Tribune – Verified account @chicagotribune. Some prescription drugs are dangerous when taken together. Will your pharmacist warn you? Coming tomorrow at http://ChicagoTribune.com . 0:45. 10:31 AM - 14 Dec 2016. 6 Retweets4 Likes. Reply to @chicagotribune ...
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Chicago Tribune's Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan expose failed justice in Part 2 of "Suffering in Secret," a searing investigation already sparking change in broken system of adult homes in Illinois


The Illinois Department of Human Services assigned its inspector general’s office to conduct a comprehensive review. But a Tribune investigation found the office’s staff never interviewed a witness, never visited the home, never left their desks.
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Chicago Tribune's Sam Roe talks with NYC TV about paper's drug interaction investigation




When it comes to getting drug prescriptions filled, the public is at risk, according to a 2-year investigation by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Reporters went to 255 pharmacies in the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, every major chain as well as independent pharmacies, and discovered that pharmacists were filling prescriptions for risky pairs of drugs without alerting patients...
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Dangerous Doses regulators: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin calls for federal CDC to set standards for pharmacies, head of leading regulatory association wants changes in response to Chicago Tribune's Sam Roe, Ray Long and Karisa King story about drug interactions Pharmacy groups talk reforms after Tribune report on risky drug interactions 
Citing a Tribune investigation into dangerous drug interactions, the head of the nation's top association of pharmacy regulators is urging states to enact tough laws to require pharmacists to counsel patients when they pick up medications.
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Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning Mary Schmich and photographer extraordinaire E. Jason Wambsgans explore Chicago violence in gripping account of one bullet's damage to one child, his family and friends
This is must-see journalism at its finest
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Chicago Tribune tests show pharmacies dispense dangerous drugs without warning more than half of the time, an investigation by Sam Roe, Ray Long and Karisa King

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/druginteractions/ct-drug-interactions-pharmacy-met-20161214-story.html
The Tribune reporter walked into an Evanston CVS pharmacy carrying two prescriptions: one for a common antibiotic, the other for a popular anti-cholesterol drug.
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Chicago Tribune reporters Patricia Callahan and Michael J. Berens show Suffering in Secret series sparks immediate change: Group home provider's license is pulled over 'imminent risk' to residents http://fw.to/suIkazE
The Illinois Department of Human Services has revoked the license of a group home provider that was spotlighted in a Chicago Tribune investigation this month, citing the state-funded business for safety problems and "willfully violating the rights of individuals" with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
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Secret Suffering: Chicago Tribune reveals how adults with disabilities are reeling in Illinois group homes, an important work by investigative reporters Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan
http://fw.to/wUEW6NW @mjberens1 @tribunetrish #GREATREADS
Group homes are supposed to provide freedom and independence for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. But a Tribune investigation found that residents often fail to receive proper care while state regulators hide problems from the public in sealed files.
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