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2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Freight, storms slow up Amtrak

Freight traffic, including a growing number of oil trains, and severe winter weather all contributed to growing delays facing Amtrak trains nationwide.

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6 hrs ago | WHP-AM Harrisburg

First Person View Of New Downhill Bike Course

Originally from Reading, PA, he has considered Harrisburg home for many years, and is related, according to family folklore, to John Harris, founder of Harrisburg.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNews

Measles-fighting pill passes key test in animals

CHICAGO Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to an international study released on Wednesday.

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USA Today

Fed beige book: Economy gains after rough winter

The Federal Reserve said the economy showed signs of a pick-up in many parts of the country in early March to mid-April but some weather-related effects persisted the past six weeks.

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Examiner.com

New Homebuyer Program Launched in Illinois

Two weeks after first launching the "Welcome Home Illinois" loan program, Gov. Pat Quinn is traveling to cities across Illinois to raise awareness of the program, discuss its benefits and explain how people can participate.

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NBC Chicago

Legislative Hearing for Chicago Casino Underway

Members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and other business groups want a casino in downtown Chicago, where they say it would complement existing tourist attractions and retail shopping.

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Planetizen

Examining the Surprising Segregation of New York City

The common perception of New York City is as of a well-integrated city, full of multi-ethnic neighborhoods.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bride's Magazine

Fun, No-Fuss, Close-to-Home Beach Escapes for Your Honeymoon

Want to go on a romantic beach honeymoon but don't want to travel too far? We've got you covered.

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Examiner.com

Navy Pier celebrates its 100 year anniversary with a new look

Navy Pier has had many incarnations. It has been a Naval training center, a school and a big empty, unused space.

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The IE's Hottest Music 99.1 KGGI

Ed Sheeran announces first solo U.S. tour

Ed Sheeran has booked his first-ever headlining tour in the U.S. The British singer-songwriter has announced new dates across North America, on the heels of the release of his single, "Sing" and an appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

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The Huffington Post

Erin Ruberry: If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged.

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CBS Local

Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag Ban

Aldermen have put off a vote on an ordinance that would ban Chicago retailers from giving shoppers plastic bags for their goods.

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SanLuisObispo.com

No-risk waiting on airfares

One of the most tired cliches is that so-and-so doesn't actually sell such and-such; they sell peace of mind.

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Daily Kos

Midterm Elections brought to you by Koch Inc.

It may sound counter intuitive, but have liberals ever considered financing a few Female Libertarian candidates? Libertarians hate the Kochs too.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Eater

Wire: Saveur's Best Food Blog Winners; Stream Kelis' Food

The recipients of Saveur 's 2014 Best Food Blog Awards have been revealed, with two winners named in each category: one selected by readers, the other by the magazine's editors.

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Northwestern University

Renowned Indian Novelist Amitav Ghosh Coming to Northwestern

Renowned Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh will visit Northwestern University for two weeks starting Monday to teach undergraduate and graduate student/faculty seminars and to give two public lectures on writing about polyglot societies and traveling the opium route in Asia.

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Government Executive

This 67-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is Headed to Space

Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, dusts the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue.

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Streets Blog Chicago

Tell IDOT to Rehab LSD as a Complete Street, Not a Speedway

This bus stop on Inner Lake Shore Drive at Addison is an unwelcoming space for riders.

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The Atlantic

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the University of Chicago Press, was taking in some poems by Robert Herrick when he noticed a rather unusual typographic formation in the second line of the poem "To Fortune."

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Forbes.com

Tax Day Freebies, Promotions, Deals and Specials

Tax Day is just around the corner. Nobody likes writing a big check to Uncle Sam but there is some good news: Tax Day also means free stuff, promotions, deals and specials.

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