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Emergency personnel cordon off the area where a van plowed into a crowd on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.


At Least 13 Dead, 100 Injured After Van Strikes Crowd In Barcelona, Officials Say

Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack.
August 17, 2017
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Report: Link Between Chicago Murders And Illegal Immigration ‘Groundless’

A fact-check published Thursday calls the connection Jeff Sessions made between violent crime and city immigration policies “groundless.”
August 17, 2017
Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her 'A' level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England.


Once Shot For Advocating For Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
August 17, 2017

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Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
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Morning Shift

Rauner Returns To ‘Morning Shift’ Friday

And we want your questions for the governor. Here's how you can send them to us.
August 15, 2017
Bridget Everett says her live act is about "the power of owning your own body."

Fresh Air

'Cabaret Hurricane' Bridget Everett Moves To The Big Screen In 'Patti Cake$'

In Everett's new film, the comic and cabaret performer plays a washed-up local rock star whose daughter is an aspiring rap artist.
August 17, 2017
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Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses. And a new report says higher ed can fix that.
August 17, 2017
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Curious City

The Nazis' Neighborhood

For decades, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the National Socialist Party of America.
April 23, 2017
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Struggling Gary Schools Open Under New Leadership — The State of Indiana

The state took control of the district this year because of the district's crumbling finances and poor academic performance.
August 17, 2017
In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, children hold signs outside Feitshans Elementary School in Springfield, Ill. at a rally for Senate Bill 1, the legislation that revamps the way public schools are funded. Gov. Bruce Rauner substantially changed SB1 with an amendatory veto. The Democratic-controlled Legislature is grappling with the Republican governor over how to fix the biggest gap in the U.S. between a state's richest schools and its poorest.The Senate convenes Sunday, Aug. 13. Democrats say they'll attempt to override Rauner's veto. (AP Photo by John O'Connor)


Three Takeaways From Governor’s Day And School Funding (In)Action

Illinois Democrats are gathering in Springfield Thursday for a day of fundraisers and political speeches as part of the Illinois State Fair.
August 17, 2017
Rainn Wilson


Rainn Wilson: All About That Bassoon

On a special Nerdette all about bassoonery, we talk with 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson about being “The Bassoon King.”
August 11, 2017
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Curious City

What Happened To Chicago’s Japanese Neighborhood?

Lake View once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation.
August 13, 2017

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