Trump to sign executive order that interprets Judaism as a race and nationality, not just religion
Trump to sign executive order that interprets Judaism as a race and nationality, not just religion

The move will help the pro-Israel administration combat anti-Israel sentiments on educational campuses. However, Trump's own words have time and again annoyed the Jewish-American sentiments in the US

Michelle Obama calls Trump impeachment hearings 'surreal' but says America has 'seen worse times'
Michelle Obama calls Trump impeachment hearings 'surreal' but says America has 'seen worse times'

“We have seen worse times, we have seen tough times in this country. We have gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks and we’ve gone through Jim Crow and we’ve always come out stronger," the former first lady said.

Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport
Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport

He suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived

Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead
Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played a single game in the NFL ever since he left the 49ers at the end of the 2016 session

ICE comes under fire for creating fake university to 'bait and arrest' foreign students with legal visas
ICE comes under fire for creating fake university to 'bait and arrest' foreign students with legal visas

The Department of Homeland Security created a fake university called the University of Farmington and ICE officials used the institute to arrest students

Tucker Carlson is convinced Michelle Obama cannot be ruled out from 2020 presidential elections even though she said she's not interested
Tucker Carlson is convinced Michelle Obama cannot be ruled out from 2020 presidential elections even though she said she's not interested

The Conservative political commentator said there are enough signs that suggest the former first lady could eventually come to the Democrats' rescue next year against Donald Trump.

Illinois schools put students in solitary confinement where they 'banged their heads against walls, urinated in their pants', claims probe
Illinois schools put students in solitary confinement where they 'banged their heads against walls, urinated in their pants', claims probe

Teachers and administrators were found to violate state law by locking children in timeout rooms for minor wrongdoings like shouting or spilling milk

Chicago school district allows transgender students unrestricted locker-room access: 'It's a great first step'
Chicago school district allows transgender students unrestricted locker-room access: 'It's a great first step'

Although the district's decision has been welcomed by many, there were some who opposed it, terming "egregious" the move to turn "all intimate spaces coed"

America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy
America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy

People's shift to soda, juice, almond milk and other food items has seen a steady drop in demand and it has left the milk-producing firms to struggle. The demand for butter and cheese has not been affected though.

3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US
3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US

About 1,220 flights were canceled at Chicago's airports and officials in the area opened warming centers. In Michigan, some schools closed early, as did dozens of schools in the St. Louis area.

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition
Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition

According to Country Club Hills police, when they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to the hospital

Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected
Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected

Amid the winter weather advisory, more than 600 flights have also been canceled at O’Hare and Midway Airports.

Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked
Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked

Robert Norris had never smoked in his life and had quit the Marlboro advertising campaign because he felt he was setting a bad example for his children.

McDonald's HR chief David Fairhurst quits company after CEO Steve Easterbrook's ouster, family cries foul: Report
McDonald's HR chief David Fairhurst quits company after CEO Steve Easterbrook's ouster, family cries foul: Report

While no official reasoning was given about Fairhurst's exit, his family alleged he was forced to quit because the firm believed he knew about the ousted CEO's affair with a colleague and yet did nothing.

Buffalo Wild Wings staff fired after forcing African-American family to leave as racist customer didn't want ‘black people sitting near’
Buffalo Wild Wings staff fired after forcing African-American family to leave as racist customer didn't want ‘black people sitting near’

After continuing to glare at the family for some time, the customer was seen talking to the staff of the restaurant. Soon after, the manager approached the Vahls and informed them they'll have to be shifted to a new table. “These seats are reserved,” the manager told them despite this not being true

Sacked McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook’s brother-in-law calls him ‘naughty boy’ for dating employee
Sacked McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook’s brother-in-law calls him ‘naughty boy’ for dating employee

55-year-old Mark Baxter, who is married to Easterbrook’s sister Joanne, said: "Looks like Steve has been a naughty boy. We heard on Sunday that he had been fired. We don’t know any other details. My wife keeps in contact but we have not seen him for a while"

New York City Foie gras ban: Animal right groups celebrate landmark win as chefs fume over 'short-sighted' decision
New York City Foie gras ban: Animal right groups celebrate landmark win as chefs fume over 'short-sighted' decision

Foie gras is the fattened liver of a duck or a goose, made by a process known as gavage, where the birds are force-fed through feeding tubes fattening their livers up to ten times its normal, healthy size.  The bill has brought on cheers from animal rights and welfare groups.   

McDonald's sacks CEO Stephen Easterbrook for having affair with employee and violating company policy
McDonald's sacks CEO Stephen Easterbrook for having affair with employee and violating company policy

On Friday, November 1, Easterbrook's golden run in McDonald's came to a halt as the company board voted in favor of his ouster in a review

Michelle Obama claims 'so many people' around the world feel like Barack Obama 'is their president'
Michelle Obama claims 'so many people' around the world feel like Barack Obama 'is their president'

Michelle was speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology where it was announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Center would be located in Chicago's Jackson Park

Obama slams 'cancel culture', asks woke people to 'get over themselves' because everyone has flaws
Obama slams 'cancel culture', asks woke people to 'get over themselves' because everyone has flaws

The former president said at the Obama Foundation Summit that 'casting stones' was wrong and social media outrage cannot be activism.

Florida teen hits man dressed as Trump for Halloween in the jaw, charged with misdemeanor
Florida teen hits man dressed as Trump for Halloween in the jaw, charged with misdemeanor

The man and his family were waiting in line to go into a haunted house exhibit when the girl walked over to him and punched him.

Trump says Afghanistan is safer than Chicago, slams police chief Eddie Johnson for 'not doing his job'
Trump says Afghanistan is safer than Chicago, slams police chief Eddie Johnson for 'not doing his job'

Trump ripped apart 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollet and said he carried out a 'hate crime' and it was a 'real big scam.'

Chicago Police Union slams top cop for boycotting Trump's upcoming speech: 'We do not engage in political activity'
Chicago Police Union slams top cop for boycotting Trump's upcoming speech: 'We do not engage in political activity'

The news comes after Superintendent Eddie Johnson had to undergo investigation by the city's inspector general for falling asleep at the wheel of a car

Presidential debate: Beto O'Rourke warns gun owners of 'consequences' if they do not turn in their guns
Presidential debate: Beto O'Rourke warns gun owners of 'consequences' if they do not turn in their guns

The Texas representative's strong assertion on gun control at the fourth debate in Ohio saw him facing strong reactions from rivals like Pete Buttigieg who was not convinced with the execution of O'Rourke's plan.

College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy
College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy

College student Alexa Jordan had a seriously traumatizing experience with airline staff in May 2016 when she went into anaphylactic shock while flying home to Chicago after her first year at Harvard.

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

Donald Jr. calls Adam Schiff 'Jussie Smollett of Congress' for his 'parody' summary of Trump's call to Ukraine president
Donald Jr. calls Adam Schiff 'Jussie Smollett of Congress' for his 'parody' summary of Trump's call to Ukraine president

The president's son said that if he had read the same parody before Congress, he would be imprisoned.

RNC launches 'Stop the Madness' campaign to 'cause chaos' within the Democratic Party over Trump impeachment inquiry
RNC launches 'Stop the Madness' campaign to 'cause chaos' within the Democratic Party over Trump impeachment inquiry

The committee wants supporters to sign petitions, donate, and get involved in demonstrations as the Republican party 'fights back on this impeachment craziness'

Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it
Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it

A seven-member committee in Chicago University has suggested an idea of giving every American $50 through tax cuts so that they can donate the money to their favorite news outlets. Experts are divided though.

White woman cuts off black teen's dreadlocks 'for a better life' sparking outrage, but he defends her saying he asked her to do it
White woman cuts off black teen's dreadlocks 'for a better life' sparking outrage, but he defends her saying he asked her to do it

Kobe Richardson's dreadlocks were cut by Sally Hazelgrove to indicate a fresh start but this left people on Twitter raving about insensitivity and lack of cultural inclusivity.

Michelle Obama shares rare picture from her school days with empowering message: 'Every girl deserves an education'
Michelle Obama shares rare picture from her school days with empowering message: 'Every girl deserves an education'

Obama's yesteryear picture showed her with bangs and a toothy grin as she encouraged her followers to do the same in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of girls' education. 

NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton
NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton

Apart from being exceptional athletes, these men are ridiculously attractive too! Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season

NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season
NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season

From Kristin Cavallari to Carrie Prejean, these wives and girlfriends are not only smart and talented, they are also drop-dead gorgeous

NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'
NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'

Walmart's decision to stop sales of certain gun ammunition and to end open carry in its stores irked the National Rifle Association which saw it as an affront to 'America’s fundamental freedoms'

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto slams Trump for attacking network: 'We don't work for you'
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto slams Trump for attacking network: 'We don't work for you'

"First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you. Call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to keep the scores, not settle scores," Cavuto said

Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87
Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87

He, along with the crew had been instrumental saving lives of those on board in the horrific crash-landing of the United Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 that departed Denver’s Stapleton International Airport bound for Chicago.

Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'
Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'

Walsh promises to contest Trump from the right as opposed to Weld, who is regarded as fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Weld was the 2016 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

Meet Catalina Lauf, 26-year-old Illinois Republican candidate for Congress billing herself as the anti-AOC
Meet Catalina Lauf, 26-year-old Illinois Republican candidate for Congress billing herself as the anti-AOC

Lauf, who is hoping to take a Democratic-held seat outside Chicago, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and his border wall.

Michelle Obama's father thought Barack 'won't last' in her life given her dating track record
Michelle Obama's father thought Barack 'won't last' in her life given her dating track record

CBS's Gayle King interviewed Michelle Obama at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and asked the former FLOTUS about her life before she moved into the White House

Illinois Democratic senator Martin Sandoval apologizes for photo depicting mock assassination of Trump at fundraiser
Illinois Democratic senator Martin Sandoval apologizes for photo depicting mock assassination of Trump at fundraiser

Martin Sandoval apologized for the 'unacceptable' incident and said he does not 'condone violence toward the President or anyone else'

Cedric Benson, former NFL player and Texas Longhorns star, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36
Cedric Benson, former NFL player and Texas Longhorns star, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36

Benson was one of the top high school recruits out of the West Texas town of Midland. According to Texas Football magazine, he is eighth on the career rushing list for Texas high schools.

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot caught on mic calling police union official a ‘clown’: 'I shouldn’t have said that out loud'
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot caught on mic calling police union official a ‘clown’: 'I shouldn’t have said that out loud'

The union, shortly after the mayor's gaffe, slammed her on its Facebook page, saying that her remarks were "contemptuous."

Mentally disabled 15-year-old girl brutally beaten by 'friends' in viral video was also sexually assaulted, say Chicago police
Mentally disabled 15-year-old girl brutally beaten by 'friends' in viral video was also sexually assaulted, say Chicago police

The girl was located on Tuesday night and was taken to a hospital where she was treated for medical injuries and was eventually released into the care of her father

Angry woman smashes laptop on boyfriend's head for 'looking at other women' while boarding American Airlines flight
Angry woman smashes laptop on boyfriend's head for 'looking at other women' while boarding American Airlines flight

A video that was shared on Twitter by a passenger on July 22 showed the couple violently arguing while being seated on the plane

Illinois Bucky's store cashier fired after telling customers to 'go back to their country' in viral video
Illinois Bucky's store cashier fired after telling customers to 'go back to their country' in viral video

The incident comes days after President Donald Trump's tweets created controversy and drew heavy backlash after he asked  four congresswomen to "go back to their own country."

Illinois sex worker allegedly beat 1-year-old daughter to death as she was 'upset' after a slow night of business
Illinois sex worker allegedly beat 1-year-old daughter to death as she was 'upset' after a slow night of business

Kahoy Garcia-Velasquez, 21, stands accused of killing 16-month-old Mila Anderson-Garcia while in a fit of rage

Barack Obama surprises teen interns by crashing Youth Jobs Corps meeting: 'How is everybody doing?'
Barack Obama surprises teen interns by crashing Youth Jobs Corps meeting: 'How is everybody doing?'

The Obama Youth Jobs Corps interns with the Urban Alliance were dumbstruck for a while as the former president walked in and began shaking their hands.

Trump repeats unfounded claim that Ilhan Omar married her 'brother' to secure US citizenship
Trump repeats unfounded claim that Ilhan Omar married her 'brother' to secure US citizenship

After Trump said this, the crowd at his North Carolina rally began chanting "send her back" following the president's series of attacks against Omar at the event.

Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85
Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85

His first appearance in a Boston uniform ended baseball's ugliest chapter, and the fact that it took the Red Sox so long left a stain on the franchise — and a void in the trophy case — it is still trying to erase

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99

Stevens served more than twice the average tenure for a justice, and was only the second to mark his 90th birthday on the high court.

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