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.
27 Dec 2016
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there were 27 shootings in the city, including 12 of which were fatal.
6 Jan 2017
The Washington Post has an exclusive article about alleged Russian meddling in the US Presidential election. Meanwhile, US papers react to an alleged hate crime coming out of Chicago
16 Feb 2017
The shooting of a two-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man in Chicago on Tuesday has triggered an angry response from police chief Eddie Johnson who told reporters, "I'm sick of it'.
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.
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As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
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Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
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China is bracing itself for the possibility property group Evergrande could default on its huge $300 billion debt pile. Many of Evergrande's creditors are ordinary Chinese who may lose much of their life savings.
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Thousands of Malians take to the streets after the junta calls for protests against sanctions imposed by the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. Also, on the 11th anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster, hundreds of demonstrators in Tunisia defy a ban on public gatherings to protest against President Kais Saied's power grab. And we bring you the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations. Our reporters on the ground have all the day's action.
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Boris Johnson has apologized for attending an event in the back garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020, at which point Britons were prohibited from gathering due to strict coronavirus restrictions. At the start of the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions, Johnson said he did attend the gathering for 25 minutes before going inside to work. He said he believed the gathering to be a work event, but with hindsight conceded he should have sent attendees back inside.
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After a pause due to the pandemic, Dion had been scheduled to resume her world tour in November 2021 with a slate of performances in Las Vegas. Those dates were canceled in October after she began “experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms,” she said at the time on Twitter.