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Commencement speaker plans to pay student debt for Morehouse class of 2019

During his speech, Robert F. Smith told graduates that he would pay their student loans — an estimated $40 million.

Fewer babies as US birth rate reaches record low

Whether more U.S. women are postponing motherhood or forgoing it entirely isn't yet clear.

White Castle to celebrate National Slider Day with freebies

Visit the restaurant's website on May 15 for a special coupon redeemable for one free slider and a small coke.

Can ordinary Americans truly find financial independence and retire by age 50?

FIRE is an early retirement movement growing in popularity, especially among younger adults, that preaches extreme saving and aggressive investing.

No speed limit for revamped lakefront path, city says

After months of debate, the park district couldn't come up with a speed limit and said it was unenforceable anyway. Pedestrian advocates disagree.

Canine glasses keep dogs active as eyesight worsens

Stylish and protective, doggy glasses could help pooches everywhere see better and stay active.

From cookies to shakes, these new keto options can help keep you on track

The new keto menu includes tequila, vodka and rum based cocktails like the Anti-rita, a low-carb version of the traditional margarita.

Chicago celebrates the James Beard Awards in grand style

After four previous nominations, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group won for Outstanding Restaurateur.

History-making wins: Black women reign as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America

The Miss USA contest was created in 1952 and crowned the first African American contestant — Carole Anne-Marie Gist — in 1990.

Star Wars Day: Here are 6 ways to celebrate #MayThe4th

'May the 4th be with you' as you celebrate all things "Star Wars."

Pissed off? Feeling blue? Burger King has the ‘Real Meals’ for you

Customers can choose food boxes based on their preferred mood: the Pissed Meal, the Blue Meal, the Salty Meal, the YAAAS Meal and the DGAF Meal.

Every county in the U.S. is home to people who can’t afford food, study shows

Food-insecure children face a higher risk of stunted growth, asthma, oral health issues, failing to meet developmental milestones.

New photos for Princess Charlotte’s 4th birthday, taken by royal Mom

She is fourth in the line of succession for the British throne, after her grandfather, Prince Charles; her father, William; and her brother George.

Do I need a measles booster shot? Some answers to key questions about vaccine

Only people who received two doses of the measles vaccine as children are protected for life, according to the CDC.

Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ’13 Reasons,’ study says

The results are plausible and add to evidence that compelling media depictions of suicide can negatively influence young people, says one expert.

Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party? Some tips for a splendid gathering

Some must-haves, says celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis, are: "Great food, strong cocktails and hats. Lots of hats."

Arthritis sufferers bringing awareness to illness that can strike at any age

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. The illness, which strikes people of all ages, has no cure, but medicines can help put it in remission.

Teen girls killed over bad breakups is a ‘public health issue,’ new study says

Teens often don't want to talk about dating violence with parents because it's embarrassing or they know it's unhealthy.

‘GOT’ star Sophie Turner gets candid about depression, social media trolls

On the set of "Game of Thrones," Turner found herself requesting they "tighten my corset a lot" as she became "very, very self-conscious."

Fatty liver disease hitting Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Fatty liver disease is gaining more attention in the medical community as lawmakers ratchet up pressure to discourage consumption of sugary drinks.

‘I Am…Fest’ celebrates the power, artistry of black women in theater

"I AM…Fest" was founded as means of giving female theater artists of color a chance to be heard through workshops, panels, films and readings.

John Singleton, ‘Boys N the Hood’ director, in a coma after stroke

His other films include "Poetic Justice," starring Janet Jackson, and his recent projects include the TV series "Snowfall."

Illinois affected in ground beef recall after growing E. coli outbreak

Those sickened in this outbreak have reported eating ground beef at home and in restaurants, the CDC says.

Unplug your kids: WHO issues guidelines for limiting screen time

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much.

24-year-old Wisconsin Powerball winner to claim $768M

"My heart started racing, my blood started pumping, I felt warm. I started screaming."

Eating Right: How sweet are stevia’s benefits?

The non-nutritive sweetener is a product that is, ounce for ounce, 200 to 350 times sweeter than table sugar.

‘Game of Thrones’ is ending, but will live on in toys, wine, makeup, fashion

California-based Vintage Wine Estates has been making the official "Game of Thrones" wine for three years now.

Reached a weight-loss plateau? Tips to lose those pesky pounds

One tip: Supplement your cardio exercises with strength training.

Godiva moving way beyond chocolate, looking to open 2,000 cafes

The cafes mark Godiva's foray into prepared meals.

Victory Gardens town hall will address sexual violence, #MuteRKelly

The free event is open to the public and will take place May 16 at the theater, 2433 N. Lincoln.

Meghan McCain blasts anti-vaxxers via Twitter, slams their ‘stupidity’

"[You] are putting the lives of children in danger!," McCain's tweet read in part.

More bacteria live in men’s beards than on your dog, study says

The study compared bacteria samples from 18 hairy men with those from 30 dogs, including border collies, dachshunds and German shepherds.