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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.

NPR

Supreme Court Will Rule On President Trump's Travel Ban

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
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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
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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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WBEZ News

Photos: Chicago Pride Parade 2017

Chicagoans and revelers alike took part in the 48th annual Chicago LGBT Pride Parade.
June 25, 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.

NPR

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
The Apollo 11 capsule in in sore need of restoration, conservation specialists say, if it's to last another 50 years. Even the adhesive that holds pieces of velcro in place is losing its stickiness, and some objects inside are starting to pop off.

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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

In 1969 it was the orbiting home and refuge for the first astronauts who walked on the moon. Today, after decades on display in a Smithsonian museum, the module is being restored for a national tour.
June 26, 2017
Jill Tarter

Nerdette

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
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NPR

Carrier Steelworker Responds To Movement Of Jobs To Mexico

More than 600 employees at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis are bracing for layoffs beginning next month
June 26, 2017
Kids parachuting into a private school with voucher money

NPR

School Vouchers Get A New Report Card

New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.
June 26, 2017
Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo.

NPR

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing.
June 26, 2017
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WBEZ News

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
A man painted with the phrase "Happy Ramadan" in French dances through the streets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

NPR

PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities.
June 26, 2017

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