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Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

Military women still fighting cultural barriers

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 20, 2012

Army Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester was sitting in the back of a military convoy in Iraq March 20, 2005, when insurgents ambushed the vehicle as it traveled into Baghdad. Hester and her comrades braved enemy fire to reach trenches along the road where they fought back with grenades. Hester killed three insurgents and saved “countless lives,” according to her award citation. For her bravery in combat, she received the Silver Star ...

New band Shakes things up

By HermineBloom

November 29, 2010

For four or five months, no-frills, Chicago-based rock band The Shakes have been busy playing local shows and, according to vocalist Jim Lopez, “giving people the shakes when they leave.”A year and a half ago, guitarist Andre Miller approached long-time friends Lopez and bassist Joe Lussa after they quit separate bands, asking them to play music with him. The two were skeptical at first, claiming they denied the opportuni...

Car bombings near Iraq government offices kill at least 130

By By Wikinews

October 26, 2009

At least 132 people were killed on Sunday after two car bombings struck the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Over 500 were hurt in the attacks, which were the worst to strike the country in over two years.The attacks occurred at the Justice Ministry building and a provincial government office close to the high-security Green Zone part of the city. The explosions came during rush hour, at 10.30 local time (07.30 UTC).Officials hav...

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