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  1. Things I've Learned About Sharks From Swimming With ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Huffington Post

    Postdoctoral Research Associate at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago focused on spawning aggregations of Nassau grouper in the Bahamas. Dr. Kristine Stump swims alongside, and holds onto, a tiger shark during one of her research trips.


  2. 54 Stingrays Die At Chicago ZooRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Switched

    More than 50 stingrays in a popular exhibit at a Chicago zoo died on Friday after oxygen levels suddenly dropped in the tank where the animals lived. Chicago Brookfield Zoo said an equipment malfunction caused the dip in oxygen at the Stingray Bay habitat -- a shallow pool where visitors were allowed to touch and feed the 50 cownose rays and four southern stingrays that lived there.


  3. Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Switched

    With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart demanded to know on his show Wednesday night who is responsible for all that "bullshit." A 9/11 advocacy group, Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, rolled out a website Thursday that lets people look up any member of Congress and find out where they stand on the new Zadroga Act as well as what they've said about 9/11 in the past.


  4. What Life Is Like With A Disfigured FaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    In a world obsessed with beauty, living with a facial disfigurement can be hard. Neil Steinberg explores the past and present to find out what it's like to look different.


  5. Standing Out in the Crowd: 10 Summer Solo Shows Around the World in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Switched

    The summer group show : it is an art world standard, a simple placeholder for the slower months, and, increasingly, a clichA ripe for parody and subversion. But as the art world grows and grows, and the 24/7 art news cycle keeps spinning year round, galleries are packing their calendars with big solo shows in the hot months.


  6. 10 Types of Seafood You Really Shouldn't EatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Switched

    It may seem like the ocean is just a bottomless pit of fish sticks and sushi, but the reality is that our supply of seafood is finite. Through rampant overfishing and just generally treating the ocean like a cheap buffet, we've depleted the populations and ruined the habitats of some truly delicious fish.


  7. As Kelo turns 10, meet the new victims of eminent domainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Switched

    Ten years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could bulldoze residential property so a private business group could build an office park. Today, a Chicago university is trying to bulldoze six properties so a private developer can build and operate dorms and retail stores.


  8. As Illinois suspends big tax breaks, it's time to recognize how...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Switched

    In the wake of Illinois state lawmakers passing a budget with a nearly $4 billion deficit, Gov. Bruce Rauner on June 2 froze two flagship tax-credit programs administered by Illinois' Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Proponents of the Economic Development for a Growing Economy , or EDGE , and Illinois Film Tax Credit programs say they're necessary to make the state competitive - acknowledging that lower tax burdens boost growth.


  9. Could a Baltimore Happen in Chicago?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Switched

    Recently we have witnessed the unfortunate sequence of legitimate and responsible protest actions being hijacked by those who use the crowd effect of many marchers as a cover for their criminal activities of looting and burning. This same juxtaposition occurred 50 years ago this summer in Chicago and there are some lessons to be learned - so history does not need to repeat itself.


  10. Jesse Eisenberg Is A Stone(d) Cold Killer In Awesome 'American Ultra' TrailerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Switched

    Imagine Viggo Mortensen in "A History of Violence" meets Jason Bourne meets a ton of weed. What do you get? Jesse Eisenberg's Mike Howell in " American Ultra ."


  11. Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet And Vanessa Bayer Are 'Golden Girls' In Jenny Lewis' New VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Switched

    You can always count on Jenny Lewis to release awesome music videos with the best celebrity cameos. Last year, the singer brought us the gender-bending " Just One of the Guys " video with Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart, and now she's enlisted Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer and Leo Fitzpatrick to recreate her acting career in a new video.


  12. Goodell Is Remaining On Tom Brady's Hearing Appeal And Rejects NFLPA Request To RecuseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Switched

    APRIL 30: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that Marcus Peters of the Washington Huskies was picked #18 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NEW YORK - Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.


  13. The Future of America's Cities Lies in the PastRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | Switched

    Take America's oldest cities, look ahead a decade and catch a glimpse of our urban past. You won't find horse-drawn carriages, steam trains or gas lamps, but you might well find the kinds of urban centers that once drew waves of immigrants: tightly settled, integrated communities with busy streets, active local commerce and small manufacturing industries.


  14. Jay Z Responds To Tidal Criticism On TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | Switched

    Jay Z attends the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015, in New York City. Jay Z's music- and video-streaming service Tidal has been experiencing a wave of bad press ever since its March launch .


  15. 5 Stories You've Never Heard Before About Heath Ledger As The JokerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Switched

    Legendary makeup artist John Caglione Jr. worked closely with Heath Ledger over the course of shooting "The Dark Knight," helping the actor transform into the role that would posthumously win him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Caglione had his work cut out for him: Tasked with creating a terrifying Joker that would be distinct from all previous iterations, Caglione had to maintain Christopher Nolan's wishes for the character to be "dirty" and "realistic."


  16. Rahm Emanuel Seeks To Avoid Second Embarrassment In Runoff ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Switched

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago one day this week where roughly 1,400 African-American women had gathered for a lunch and campaign rally. Playing to the crowd, he stressed the important role women had played in his life, his voice cracking when he got to his immigrant grandmother.


  17. St. Patrick's Day 2015: Photos, Parade, History, Facts And Religious Significance Of The CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Switched

    MARCH 15: A member of the Lapel High School Marching Band and Guard marches during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston neighborhood on March 15, 2015. St. Patrick's Day is best known for parades, beer, and turning rivers green, but the holiday has a long history that's more somber than its current incarnation.


  18. Manipulated Satellite Photos Reveal A Multicolored Universe Exploding With GeometryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Switched

    "There are many ways of traveling. With the body. With the mind. Moving physically or not moving at all.


  19. Rahm Emanuel's Office Denies Mayor Screamed At Mental Health AdvocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Switched

    Two Chicago mental health activists contend Mayor Rahm Emanuel placed himself nearly "nose to nose" with one of them in a private meeting and yelled, "You're gonna respect me!" after the pair disrupted a public meeting with the mayor. Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, 33, and Debbie Delgado, 55, advocates with Mental Health Movement , said they were invited to speak privately with the mayor after they confronted him over the closure of mental health facilities during a Wednesday night meeting with a Wicker Park neighborhood association.


  20. Chicago's Black Voters Key As Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia Battles To Defeat Rahm Emanuel In Mayoral RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Switched

    Winning more support from Chicago's black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeating incumbent Rahm Emanuel in a run-off and become Chicago's first Hispanic mayor. He will need to overcome tensions between the black and Hispanic communities in the city, aggravated under the 22-year term of Mayor Richard M. Daley, which ended in 2011.


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