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Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104. Niemeyer, who had outlived his contemporaries to become the world's...
Congress is known for egotism, obstruction, selfishness and general malaise, so it’s no surprise that their approval rating is very low. But now, thanks to the fine folks at Public Polling Policy, we can finally put into words exactly how low....
Tags: Gonorrhea , Politics, Elections, Donald Trump, U.S. Congress
The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second. As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
World NowGlobal Focus: Fifty years after the superpowers were poised to annihilate each other over nuclear missiles sent to Cuba, the myth prevails that President Kennedy forced Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to back down by threatening to unleash nuclear war....
No one can deny that the American cigar industry leads a charmed life, especially in Pennsylvania. First came the Cuban trade embargo half a century ago, leaving Americans as the only people in the world who cannot legally obtain the world's best cigars,...
Tags: China, Foreign Aid, Cuba, Nazareth, Politics
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelRepublicans from Mitt Romney to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV are expressing outrage over President Barack Obama's reported dismissal Monday of the national security threat posed by Venezuela dictator Hugo Chavez. On...
Jacket CopyAccording to his brother, Nobel prizewinning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from dementia and is no longer able to write....
HAVANA — "It's been 51 years since the event you Americans call the Bay of Pigs, but now Playa Girón is a popular beach destination for foreigners," the guide tells me. It is hard to imagine that the words "Bay of Pigs" could do anything but fill...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Dance, McDonald's
March 9: Author - Belva Davis Talks About Her Book, Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in JournalismWGN NewsBelva Davis Event: Tonight 7:30 p.m. Women & Children First 5233 N. Clark Street Chicago 773-769-9299 www.womenandchildrenfirst.com www.belvadavis.com To purchase a copy of the book: Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Journalism, Muhammad Ali, WGN, Mass Media
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsKansas' Dwight Eisenhower was in The White House. Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba. Sleeping Beauty opened in theaters. The year was 1959. It was the same year that a time capsule was buried at the downtown Wichita YMCA. On Monday, the contents of the...
WGN NewsThe recent deaths of two Chicago firefighters are stark reminders of the dangers and sacrifices of the job. And 49 years ago Thursday night, a different story of sacrifice began to unfold. The Chicago Fire Department was about to get an extra alarm call...
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins. Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million. Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million. Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
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