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FDA resumes some inspections as workers return — without pay

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) — The Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of some high-risk foods, like cheese and milk, with inspectors returning to work without pay during the government shutdown. Other popular foods, like cake mix, peanut butter, and crackers, are still not being inspected, as the shutdown continues in its fourth week. FDA watchdog groups […]

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US House Democratic Leaders Make Good on Promised Gun Control Legislation

By Jessica Floyd, Daniel Grimes and Beverly Banks WASHINGTON — Democratic House leaders attempted this week to shift focus from the shutdown and the related border wall dispute in order to draw attention to popular gun legislation, which pollsters and party strategists contend played a role in their midterm victory. “With the youth vote and the […]

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Tennessee voters cast ballot for issues over candidates in midterm election

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In a state with historically low voter turnout, early and absentee vote totals more than doubled the number from the 2014 midterm election and voters seem more motivated by issues – ranging from tightening the border to expanding education spending — than the candidates. While voting at Farragut Town Hall in Knox […]

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Coast Guard Commandant Speaks on China, Russia Advances in Arctic

Coast Guard Commandant

ARLINGTON, Va. — Beverly Banks speaks with Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz about the United States security measures in the Arctic at the Military Reporters and Editors annual conference. Schultz says the United States is prepared for China and Russia’s advances in the strategically important region. Video by Patty Nieberg. Published in conjunction […]

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Midterm Elections in West Virginia and Tennessee

Senator Joe Manchin Interview

ARLINGTON, Va. — Beverly Banks spoke with WJLA 24/7 anchor Dave Lucas about her midterm reporting trip in West Virginia and Tennessee. While traveling across the Appalachian region, the Medill news team covered House and Senate races. Beverly interviewed Senator Joe Manchin and Richard Ojeda, the Democratic candidate for the third congressional district in West […]

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Protests erupt during Kavanaugh confirmation vote

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of protestors demonstrated on the steps of the Capitol on Saturday before the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice. Demonstrators shouted “Shame” and “Who’s Court? Our Court” in the hours leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Police arrested several who refused to leave the Capitol steps. As the […]

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Youth activists galvanize communities to fight gun violence

CHICAGO – April 4, 2006 is the day that Trevon Bosley became an activist. Twelve years ago, his brother Terrell Bosley, 18, was preparing for band rehearsal outside a church on the Southeast Side of Chicago when someone fired shots and killed him. Since that day Bosley, 20, of Roseland, joined Chicago youth activist movements […]

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Anti-violence protesters ‘redistribute the pain’ through Lake Shore Drive and Wrigley Field disruption

CHICAGO – Over 100 hundred anti-violence protestors shut down Lake Shore Drive and marched to Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon to demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation and raise awareness of gun violence in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department reported that about 150 protestors attended the demonstration and no arrests were made. Protestors began the rally […]

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Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago

CHICAGO- The upbeat tempo of the fiddle and the smell of Guinness beer swirled through the air as crowds of people in green attire were entertained at the Irish American Heritage Center this past weekend. Over 15,000 people celebrated the 33rd annual Irish American Heritage Festival on the North Side of Chicago in the Mayfair […]

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Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO – Bicycle and beer enthusiasts raised thousands of dollars Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park for local nonprofit West Town Bikes. Attendees cycled in the bike parade around Humboldt Park and returned to the mainstage for entertainment. In the afternoon the Tour de Fat festival offered a giant game of Twister, comedic acts and musical […]

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