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Mattis authorizes up to 4,000 National Guard troops for U.S.-Mexico border

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has signed an order that authorizes as many as 4,000 National Guard troops to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border but barred them from interacting with migrants detained by the Border Patrol in most circumstances. The order, issued in response to President Trump's...

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Dealing with raised expectations also part of White Sox learning process

Hours before the bullpen implosion on Snow Day at White Sox Park, general manager Rick Hahn was discussing the need to balance the long-term goal of developing prospects with the daily goal of winning ballgames. Because of those parallel tracks, the Sox basically are asking their fans to watch...

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Wrigley Field unveils expanded dugouts and roomier concourse

Kris Bryant won’t have to worry about bumping his head on the roof of the Cubs dugout this season, and his fans won't have to worry as much about bumping into each other while making their way through Wrigley Field’s main concourse, which is infamous for its game-day bottlenecks — and we’re not...

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A ‘momentous decision’ awaits Masters officials at hole No. 13

Three words uttered more than a half-century ago could determine whether one of golf’s most picturesque par 5s undergoes a major change. A momentous decision, wrote Masters founder Bobby Jones in “Golf Is My Game” in 1960. Jones believed Augusta National’s 13th hole should present a dilemma to...

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Patrick Sharp savors Blackhawks' home finale, says after 4-1 loss he 'probably' will retire

Patrick Sharp skated alone. The moment belonged to him. His Blackhawks teammates made sure of that. So did the organization and its fans after the home finale Friday night. Around the rink Sharp glided, waving to the crowd, soaking in his last skate on United Center ice as a player. After 14 NHL...

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Canadian police say 14 dead after junior hockey team bus crash

Canadian police said early Saturday 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada. Police say there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus of the Humboldt Broncos team when the...

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Cubs lose 5-4 to Brewers after Anthony Rizzo scratched with back tightness

Through all the pre-game juggling, there was one certainty regarding the Cubs’ lineup Friday night. There’s never a dull moment with Javier Baez. For the second time in as many games, Baez displayed his daring baserunning skills to help the Cubs tie the game in the sixth inning. But Orlando Arcia...

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5 wounded in city shootings, including 18-year-old woman

Shootings in the city wounded five people Friday and early Saturday, including an 18-year-old woman, according to officials. Most recently, a 38-year-old man was shot in the bicep around 12:50 a.m. Saturday in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was sitting in a vehicle...

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Chicago's drag kings are out to destroy 'toxic masculinity,' one sequin and pelvic thrust at a time

Switch on the TV. There’s RuPaul critiquing Trixie Mattel’s runway look on VH1’s “Drag Race.” Get on YouTube. There’s a whole community of queerdos from around the world giving lessons on how to “beat” your face, contoured cheekbones, exaggerated lip liner and all. Hit up your movie-streaming service...

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Teachers' unions are great for teachers. But what about taxpayers?

Gina Caneva, a Chicago teacher, wrote in her recent op-ed about how wonderful unions are and how they have the “back” of Chicago teachers. Well, it is great that the union helped increase pay and benefits for Chicago teachers. Congratulations. However, these union bosses negotiated sweetheart pension...

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Wilmette home with modern updates: $1.3M

727 Laurel Ave. in Wilmette: $1,310,000 Listed on March 19, 2018 Six-bedroom, 3.1-bath home in East Wilmette with original architectural details and modern updates throughout. This home features formal living and dining rooms, wood-burning fireplace, a main floor office and light-filled family...

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Is it right to date someone new when you're not over your ex?

There's an old saying that in order to get over someone, you have to get under someone new. I'd never thought about the saying much - until I found myself dating someone who was, in fact, trying to move on from his previous relationship. Our seven-hour first date was less than two months after...

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Wedding season provides familiar dilemmas

Dear Amy: My fiance and I are having a rather large wedding (it's the second time for both of us). We are in our 60s. My fiance is from a wonderful large family. All his nieces and nephews and their spouses will be invited. The problem is one niece. She is always rude to me. Her rudeness is obvious...

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3 firefighters injured in Southwest Side blaze: 'They're all doing their jobs'

A group of firefighters rushed inside the smoldering bakery when a gust of wind slammed the door closed behind them. Their fellow firefighters frantically tried to open the door, but the minutes ticked by while the acrid smell of the fire fell over the street, said Ruben Cruz, who watched the scene...

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