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Study: Black Chicago residents die nearly 9 years earlier than whites

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In a report released Thursday, Chicago health officials starkly stated the cause of a growing life expectancy gap between Black and white residents: decades...
Covid

Experts compare Covid-19 with previous national crises

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Already, Covid-19 has killed more people than World War I and Vietnam - combined. Coronavirus has pushed the unemployment rate to levels not seen...
David Brown

Chicago on track for one of the most violent years in decades

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Barely a month into his job as Chicago's top cop, David Brown described his "moonshot": a year when there would be fewer than 300...
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Unrest continues in Wisconsin following police shooting of black man

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The unrest following police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening continued into Monday, when crowds tried to cram into...
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Gold down as traders digest FOMC minutes

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Thursday as traders digested the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)...

Few Americans know blood type, as studies show relevance for virus

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Forty-three percent of Americans don't know their blood type according to a 2019 survey by Quest Diagnostics - fewer than how many have memorized...
US President

Chicago warns against ‘dictatorship’ as it awaits federal agents

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After a frenzied 24 hours during which Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened to sue if US President Donald Trump tried to send federal agents...
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Trump announces “surge” of federal agents to Chicago

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that his administration is sending a "surge" of federal agents to Chicago as part of a plan...
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Gold up on geopolitical tensions

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Wednesday as tensions between the United States and China increased. ...
Covid-19

Q&A: What is herd immunity? And how do we get there on Covid-19?

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Add to the pandemic lexicon another once-obscure term that's come into common usage: "herd immunity." Along with "flatten the curve," "social distancing" and "super...
Gold

Gold up on European Union’s stimulus deal

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Tuesday as the European Union struck a stimulus deal. ...
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Gold up on COVID-19 worsening

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Monday as the COVID-19 public health crisis worsened. ...
Self Disinfecting Protective Mask

Experts’ views on when people are spat on during virus mask disputes

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As more and more people have been going back out in public now that some of the state's restrictions have lifted, the presence, or...
Millennium Marathon

The Chicago Marathon is canceled for just the 2nd time in its history

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For the second time in its history, the Chicago Marathon has been canceled before runners cross the starting line. Organizers on Monday announced the 43rd...
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Gold up on technical trading

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Tuesday as technical trading brought the precious metal higher. ...
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago, the United States, on May 30, 2020. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed a curfew on the city on May 30. Chicago's precautions followed a chaotic and violent Saturday evening, when many businesses along the streets were looted, police cars overturned and some properties damaged. (Photo by Christopher Dilts/Xinhua)

Chicago cancels Independence Day celebrations to prevent spread of COVID-19

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Chicago is a little quiet during this year's Independence Day holiday as the local government has cancelled the fireworks displays at Navy Pier and...
Pictured are Dan Conley, Communications Director, Fortify; H.E Toyin Saraki, CEO Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nancy Martin, CEO Fortify, and Bryan Pearson, Director, Fortify

Fortify and Wellbeing Foundation Africa Partner to Reduce maternal deaths in West Africa

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Partnership combines private sector ingenuity with local know-how and leadership to save the lives of millions of women and children suffering from iron deficiency U.S.-based...
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Gold futures up on weaker U.S. data

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Monday. The most active gold contract for June...
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Gold rises after jobless data

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Thursday as jobless data brought investors to the precious metal...
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Gold up as crude falls

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Monday as gold gained some ground amid tumble of crude...
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Gold closes lower on reopening hopes

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Friday as investors reacted to the U.S. roadmap for returning...
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Gold up on safe haven demand

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Monday as a hedge against inflation. The most...
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Boeing mulling plan to cut 10 percent workforce

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U.S. airplane giant Boeing Company is mulling a plan to cut about 10 percent of its workforce amid the fallout caused by COVID-19, U.S....

Lifestyle weighs more than geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome

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Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet...
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Gold up after March jobs report

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Friday as investors reacted to the March jobs report. ...
Gold bars

Gold down despite weaker U.S. dollar, disruptions in supply

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Friday as a result of profit-taking, despite a weaker U.S....
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Gold down after two overbought sessions

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as analysts believe the precious metal was overbought and...
Covid Positivenegative

Transfusion of antibodies from recovered patients’ blood possible COVID-19 treatment

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U.S. researchers have filed an investigational new drug application, which, if approved, would pave the way for a clinical trial on using antibodies from...
Social Media

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks

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Examining the role of fear and anger in connection with exposure to MERS-related information through social media, researchers at the University of Illinois (UI)...
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Gold futures rally around 2 percent after biggest daily drop in nearly 7 years

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Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose around 2 percent on Monday, after suffering the sharpest drop since...