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Complicity and silence around sexual harassment are common

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his protectors were a textbook example.

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It’s time to get deal done on clean energy legislation

Each week that passes without a fix sends a message to the market that Illinois is closed to renewable energy.

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1,000 inmates still stuck in county jails — creating dangerous conditions — because state prisons won’t take them, sheriffs say

The state’s refusal to accept inmates it is legally required to house has led to overcrowding, fights and millions in costs for local jails, officials say.

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Illinois nursing home owners profit while many residents suffer during pandemic

Underfunding is blamed for problems in the nursing home industry, but there are no more excuses. More than 10,400 residents have died from COVID-19.

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Professional tasters savor fine wine that orbited Earth

Researchers in Bordeaux, France, are analyzing a dozen bottles of the precious liquid — along with 320 snippets of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines — that returned to Earth in January after a sojourn aboard the International Space Station.

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BetterUp CEO says Harry hire is a natural fit, not publicity stunt

The Duke of Sussex will hold the specially created role of chief impact officer at the San Francisco-based BetterUp, which sells companies employee coaching and mental health help.

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Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death marked with events, rallies

One year later, Breonna Taylor’s death and name continue to drive calls for change in relation to policing, systemic racism and a host of other issues impacting the country.

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Tangled up in blue: Seven key questions to ask about Chicago Police civilian oversight

What will be the required qualifications to sit on the new oversight board? If the goal is simply to punish police, any activist can do that.

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Why being stuck at home is hurting our creativity

Chance meetings and observations, like those we encounter in our favorite coffee shop, nudge our curiosity and jolt "a-ha!" moments. Without those chance encounters, new ideas go undiscovered.

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How Second Amendment gun rights fall short for African Americans

Nothing in the Constitution restricts gun ownership by ethnicity. But in reality, the Second Amendment doesn’t apply equally to people of color, who are often killed while trying to fully exercise their right to "keep and bear Arms."