Obamas break ground on presidential library in Chicago
01 October 2021 | 11:46 am
Barack and Michelle Obama break ground on their presidential library and center, launching a project the former president said would produce the next generation of American leaders.
25 Mar 2017
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke - accused of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014 - now faces new charges that appear connected to the killing.
2 Apr 2017
Chicago authorities have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl by multiple young men that were seen on Facebook Live in March.
20 Jan 2018
The reality star revealed her newborn's name on social media.
27 Feb 2018
Kim Kardashian shares first public photo of newborn baby Chicago West Chicago, who was born via surrogate, is closing in on two months old.
22 Apr 2018
The hearse carrying the body of former First Lady Barbara Bush arrived at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas on Saturday afternoon (April 21). Cadets lined part the motorcade route as the hearse approached the museum. Earlier in the day, Bush was remembered for her dignity and wit at a funeral service attended by four former U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as former leaders of Canada and Britain.
6 Oct 2018
A white former police officer was found guilty of murder for firing the 16 shots that killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago in 2014.
10 Feb 2019
Joseph Hinrichs, president of global operations at Ford, discusses the company's $1 billion investment in two Chicago factories that build high-profit sport-utility vehicles.
18 Feb 2019
Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said.
31 Mar 2019
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants answers after prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hoax hate crime to boost his career.
4 Apr 2019
Chicago has elected an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time. Lori Lightfoot, who is charged with tackling one of the US' worst city gun crime problems, is also Chicago’s first gay mayor.
31 May 2019
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that could, if he is convicted, send the R & B singer to prison for 30 years, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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In the United States, the electoral map is redrawn every 10 years in order to better reflect population changes. But often it's the party in charge in each state who oversees the remapping, giving them a chance to redraw districts to their advantage in future election outcomes. This practice is known as gerrymandering.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.