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Doctors, nurses, patients and activists listen to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak about Senate Republicans' health care bill on Friday at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Schumer has vowed to help defeat the legislation, which the Congressional Budget Office scored on Monday.


GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Congressional forecasters say the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured in the next decade.
June 26, 2017
West suburban medical center in Oak Park

Every Other Hour

In One Community Hospital, Shooting Victims Walk Right In

Dr. Kip Adrian at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park says he sees shooting victims “carried in” year round.
June 24, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, walks through the U.S. Capitol on Thursday following the release of a draft of the Senate Republican's health care bill. An updated version was released on Monday.


Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Senate Republicans have tweaked their Obamacare repeal bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market.
June 26, 2017
Copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on sale in an Arlington, Virginia bookstore in 2000.

All Things Considered

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later was the first time we mentioned the book on NPR.
June 26, 2017
'Worldview' host Jerome McDonnel speaks with Michael Glennon and Mike Lofgren at the  Chicago Council on Global Affairs during a live taping of Worldview in June.


Does Insider Plotting Pose A Real Threat To Elected Governments?

'Worldview' spoke with political insiders about if deep state accusations are just a political ploy.
June 26, 2017
Photographer Nima Taradji saw a live match of lucha libre for the first time during the May 29, 2016 Mole de Mayo street festival in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. He was impressed by its pageantry, acting and athleticism. His photography documents a spectacle that arrived to Mexico from the US in the 1930s, developed its own Mexican forms and traditions, and now returns to the US, where it is still evolving.

The World

An American Tradition Took Shape In Mexico — And Then Returned To The US

A photographer documents the performance of an iconic sport that is creating new traditions in Chicago.
June 26, 2017
Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump's temporary travel ban in February.


Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

The nation's highest court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's travel ban in its session that begins in October.
June 26, 2017
Jill Tarter


Jill Tarter On A Life Spent Searching For Extraterrestrials

Jill Tarter talks about Carl Sagan basing a novel on her career and why it’s important to listen to the universe.
June 23, 2017
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., has barred priests from performing sacraments for people in same-sex marriages. Above, Paprocki testifies against an Illinois same-sex marriage bill in 2013.


Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses

A Catholic LGBT group calls Bishop Thomas Paprocki's decree "mean-spirited and unchristian in the extreme."
June 26, 2017
Yingying Zhang


Mystery Of Missing Chinese Scholar Shakes Up Illinois School

The visiting scholar stepped off a bus on a sunny afternoon and got into black hatchback. She hasn't been seen since.
June 26, 2017
Every other hour generic photo of Chicago from above with blue tint


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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Curious City

Could The River Otter Call Chicago's Loop Home?

Forty years ago, it would have been nearly impossible to find an otter in Illinois, never mind Chicago. Today, could they be here to stay?
June 25, 2017

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