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President Trump speaks on the phone in January with Russian President Vladimir Putin, joined by top White House figures Reince Priebus (from left), Vice President Pence, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn. Only Pence remains.


What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

The president has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental to his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.
August 19, 2017
hiite Volunteers fighters of the Imam Ali Brigade, an armed faction with the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, train in their camp in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

Worldview Podcast

Spotlight: It’s Difficult To Prosecute ISIS Sympathizers In Iraq

Iraqi forces retook the city of Mosul last month, but the justice system in the city, and across Iraq, is in flux.
August 19, 2017
Steve Bannon arrives at a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.


Steve Bannon, Out As Chief White House Strategist, Heads Back To Breitbart

Earlier this week, President Trump offered only halfhearted support for the man considered instrumental in getting him to the Oval Office.
August 18, 2017
Bruce Rauner in the WBEZ studios August 2017

Morning Shift

Rauner Suggests He’d Support Bill That Protects Undocumented Immigrants

The bill would prevent government officials from making arrests in state buildings like schools, healthcare facilities and courtrooms.
August 18, 2017
Melissa Arnot Reid


An Everest Climber’s Never-Ending Quest For Adventure

Mountain climber Melissa Arnot Reid talks about reaching Everest’s peak without supplemental oxygen, and why she is obsessed with true cr...
August 18, 2017

Editor’s List

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions


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
Perceptions of discrimination track closely with voting against Trump, a survey found.


CHART: The Relationship Between Seeing Discrimination And Voting For Trump

There is an apparent correlation between a state's likelihood of having voted for Trump and whether residents think black, immigrant, and gay and lesbian communities face "a lot of discrimination."
August 18, 2017
Armed police patrol Las Ramblas following Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish police have also killed five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils to stop a second terrorist attack.


What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain

Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others...
August 18, 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
Michael Bloomberg arrives for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla.


Bloomberg Funds $2 Million In Ads Backing Soda Tax

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing a Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax by financing an ad campaign.
August 18, 2017
Chloe Gremaud interviewed Rosalind Easton at Hollywood House in Chicago.

StoryCorps Chicago

'What Does Family Mean To You?'

A mother describes the joy of helping her kids with their problems.
August 18, 2017
Charities are cancelling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club. The cancellations come in the wake of his controversial comments about the events in Charlottesville.


Charities Cancel Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

In the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many charities are turning away from Trump's Palm Beach resort.
August 18, 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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