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Pelosi's Triumph: A Reminder Why She's Set to be Speaker

Pelosi's Triumph: A Reminder Why She's Set to be Speaker

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Dec 14
It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi.

As Sentencing Looms, Flynn is Upbeat, has Adoring Fans

As Sentencing Looms, Flynn is Upbeat, has Adoring Fans

NEWS | By Michelle R. Smith and JEnnifer McDermott | Dec 14
Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.

Ex-Trump Lawyer: Hush Money Paid Over Election Concerns

Ex-Trump Lawyer: Hush Money Paid Over Election Concerns

NEWS | By Michael Balsamo | Dec 14
President Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 election because the then-candidate was "very concerned" about how their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election."

Fitness Friday: 10-Minute Fat-Melting Workout with Ngo Okafo

Fitness Friday: 10-Minute Fat-Melting Workout with Ngo Okafo

Torch fat and get fitter with this quick 10-minute workout developed by two-time Golden Glove Champion Ngo Okafor. This old-school cardio conditioning workout will get you breathing heavy and looking good without any equipment.

One Implant, Two Prices — It Depends on Who's Paying

One Implant, Two Prices — It Depends on Who's Paying

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Victoria Knight | Dec 14
Breast implants are just one example of how medical devices are significantly marked up by hospitals.

Emily Blunt on the 'Daunting' Task of Playing Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt on the 'Daunting' Task of Playing Mary Poppins

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 13
Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.

Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy are Teaming Up Again for this TV Show

Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy are Teaming Up Again for this TV Show

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 13
Jessica Lange and producer Ryan Murphy are working together again.

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
An attorney with the Trump administration's Department of Justice told a circuit court in Washington, D.C. that trans troops would not be tossed out of the military for being trans... just for doing something about it.

The Pressure of Composing New Music for 'Mary Poppins'

The Pressure of Composing New Music for 'Mary Poppins'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 13
Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.

Arrest in Subway Anti-Gay Attack that Fractured Woman's Spine

Arrest in Subway Anti-Gay Attack that Fractured Woman's Spine

NEWS | Dec 13
Police say they have arrested a man suspected of sucker-punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train.


News

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay and Lauran Neergaard | Dec 13
American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday.


Entertainment

'Queer Eye' Star Antoni Porowski Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram

'Queer Eye' Star Antoni Porowski Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram

CELEBRITIES | Dec 13
After reports surfaced claiming "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski is dating Bravo's "Flipping Out" star Trace Lehnhoff, the food and wine expert finally confirmed the relationship this week by introducing him to fans on Instagram.


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Falsely Claims Flynn Didn't Lie to FBI

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Falsely Claims Flynn Didn't Lie to FBI

LEGAL | By Chad Day and Eric Tucker | Dec 14
President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation.


Technology

Virgin Galactic Tourism Rocket Ship Reaches Space in Test

Virgin Galactic Tourism Rocket Ship Reaches Space in Test

SCIENCE | By John Antczak | Dec 14
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.


Finance

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Dec 10
The annual open-enrollment period for people who buy their own insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces ends Dec. 15 in most states.


Cars

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

AUTO NEWS | By Eileen Ng | Dec 13
Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes.


Style

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

HOME | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again


Health/Fitness

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

AIDS | Dec 13
Recent analyses clearly illustrate the need for more and innovative approaches to improve awareness, access, and adherence to this powerful HIV prevention tool. Several states have already undertaken such efforts.


Travel

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

SCIENCE | By John Antczak | Dec 13
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 11
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.