Blackhawks fans anxious for playoff hockey: ‘We’re playing with house money’

Chicago Blackhawks fans Jim Moore (left) and Tony Vittal enjoy a drink Friday at WestEnd before the Blackhawks play the Edmonton Oilers. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Fans enjoy a little bit of normal as the Chicago Blackhawks advance in the NHL playoffs. It was like 2015 all over again. The Chicago Blackhawks vying for a chance […]

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Angels lineup vs. Texas Rangers: Jo Adell will not start

Jo Adell was left out of the Angels’ lineup for a second consecutive game on Friday because of soreness in his right quad. Manager Joe Maddon said Adell was “doing much better” and was available to pinch hit in the series opener against the Texas Rangers. Adell is expected to play in Saturday’s game in […]

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US Intelligence: China, Russia, Iran all seek to interfere in 2020 presidential election

In this June 29, 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. | Susan Walsh/AP U.S. intelligence has assessed that China is hoping President Trump does not win reelection, Russia is working to denigrate Democrat […]

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After pushing for caps on campaign cash, 4 top legislators use ‘millionaire’s exemption’ to avoid them

House Speaker Michael Madigan (left) and state Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, pushed more than a decade ago with state Sen. Don Harmon, who’s now Senate majority leader, and Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, for what Harmon called “historic contribution caps” on campaign money. Now holding the four most powerful legislative positions in Springfield, all are […]

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Hongbin: 5 Things To Know About K-Pop Star Who Departed From VIXX Following Controversial Comments

K-Pop idol Hongbin has left the popular Korean boy band VIXX after he made controversial comments on the streaming platform Twitch. K-Pop star Hongbin has left the boy band VIXX after making controversial comments about fellow Korean pop idols on the streaming platform Twitch. The 26-year-old South Korea-born singer and actor departed from the group […]

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How will Kanye West affect the presidential race? Will he really hurt Joe Biden?

In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. | Seth Wenig/AP West’s unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he’s being pushed to […]

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Michael Phelps, Apolo Anton Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new HBO documentary

In this combination photo, clockwise from upper left, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom, Olympic skier Jeret Peterson, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno. Many of the athletes are sharing their pain for the first time in HBO’s “The Weight of Gold,” which aims to expose the problem, incite change among Olympics leadership […]

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76ers’ Ben Simmons is seeking treatment options for injured kneecap

Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons is seeking treatment options on his injured left knee, and the 76ers are unsure the extent of the issue or how many games the All-Star could miss. Simmons left Philadelphia’s game against Washington on Wednesday midway through the third quarter because of injury, officially diagnosed as a suffered a subluxation of the […]

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Blackhawks score twice in final minutes to stun Oilers, win Game 3

A shot deflected past Mikko Koskinen with 1:16 left to give the Blackhawks a stunning 4-3 win Wednesday. | Getty Matthew Highmore scored with 5:48 left to tie the game, then Jonathan Toews won it with 1:16 left, as the Hawks rallied for a 4-3 win. The Blackhawks lodged in their Oilers’ locker room, hit […]

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Progressive Victories Signal Staying Power for the Movement

When Bernie Sanders lost to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the left mourned what could have been, worried that it had faltered at a once-in-a-generation crossroads for the Democratic Party. But in the time since Mr. Sanders dropped out of the 2020 presidential race in early April, progressives have had a number of victories to celebrate, […]

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Beirut explosion leaves 300,000 homeless, Lebanese port officials under house arrest

A massive explosion that tore through Beirut left some 300,000 people homeless, and Lebanese port officials have been placed on house arrest Wednesday amid an investigation into what caused the blast that so far has killed at least 135 people and injured thousands more. Beirut’s Gov. Marwan Abboud said Wednesday that some 300,000 people might not […]

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Demi Lovato’s Fiance Max Ehrich Gushes She’s A ‘Hottie’ After She Posts Stunning Selfies After Engagement

Demi Lovato’s fiancé totally has the hots for her! Max Ehrich left his lady a flirty comment on Instagram after she posted two seriously gorgeous selfies. Max Ehrich is one lucky man! The Young and the Restless star, 29, came with the compliments ready when his gorgeous fiancée, Demi Lovato, posted a set of smokin’ […]

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Who Gets Counted?

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A powerful explosion in Beirut left dozens of people dead and thousands injured. And Hurricane Isaias battered the Mid-Atlantic with heavy winds and rain. Let’s start with what’s at stake in the fight over the census. ImageTimes Square in Manhattan last year.Credit…Bebeto Matthews/Associated […]

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Thai central bank keeps key rate at record low on signs of gradual recovery

By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for a second straight meeting on Wednesday, as the economy is showing signs of improvement with the easing of restrictions to halt the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy is […]

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Death toll expected to spike following Illinois’ rise in coronavirus cases: ‘We’re heading for another surge’

Nurse practitioner Capri Reese, left, watches the monitor for a heart rhythm while respiratory therapist Khafran Alshahin performs chest compressions on an 80-year-old man who ultimately died from COVID-19 at Roseland Community Hospital in April. Respiratory therapists Dennis Kelly and Malcolm Love, right, also look at the monitor. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file A rise […]

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Endangered GOP senators are driving force for coronavirus deal

Clockwise from top left: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). | AP, Getty Images Republican senators up for reelection are a key group to watch in Washington’s coronavirus negotiations WASHINGTON — A small but singularly influential group is a driving force for an […]

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Nationals reinstate Juan Soto from COVID-19 injured list

Left fielder Juan Soto was reinstated by the Washington Nationals from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday after missing the team’s first seven games of the season. | Julio Cortez/AP The left fielder will not be in the team’s starting lineup. WASHINGTON — Left fielder Juan Soto was reinstated by the Washington Nationals from the COVID-19 […]

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Five potential breakout stars to watch for Bears heading into 2020 season

Running back David Montgomery (left) needs to go from good to great this season for the Bears’ offense to have a chance. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images A look at five players (outside of quarterback) poised to make a big jump in 2020 and what that would mean for the Bears. Even with injuries and down […]

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Beirut Explosion Video: Watch Different Angles Of Massive Explosion In Lebanon’s Capitol

A massive explosion in Beirut has left 10 dead, ‘dozens’ wounded, and buildings damaged throughout Lebanon’s capital. See footage from the blast and get more information, here. A horrifying explosion rocked the Lebanese capital on August 4, when an out of control fire ignited “highly explosive materials” contained in a warehouse at the city’s port, […]

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Condoleezza Rice takes jab at liberals for assuming how Black people should think: ‘Problem with the left’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the “problem with the left” is liberals assume how Black people should think. FACEBOOK REMOVES PRO-TRUMP AD AIMED AT JOE BIDEN, CLAIMING FALSE INFORMATION The prominent African American Republican told the Aspen Security Forum that she doesn’t think the United States will ever be a truly colorblind society, but […]

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What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

After the mass shooting in 2018 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead in Parkland, Fla., the massacre’s young survivors converted their outrage into political organizing. Alongside other student leaders across the country, they brought hundreds of thousands of people to Washington for the March for Our Lives, pressed the case for […]

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Kanye West & Son Saint, 4, Seen Boarding Jet In Wyoming After His Tense Fight With Wife Kim

Kanye West has left Wyoming with little Saint in tow! The father-son duo were seen boarding a plane, just days after his tense fight with Kim. Kanye West, 43, appears to have left his ranch in Wyoming. The rapper, who has been staying at the expansive property while making headlines for his controversial tweets, was […]

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Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell continues to work through grief away from team

Ever since Clippers center Montrezl Harrell left the NBA’s Disney World campus to be close to an ailing grandmother two weeks ago, coach Doc Rivers keeps fielding the same question: When is Harrell, a leading candidate for the league’s top reserve, coming back? For two weeks, Rivers’ standard response has highlighted both the uncertainty surrounding […]

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