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Cubs fire hitting coach Chili Davis year after seeking new voice, style

The Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis after just one year on the job following a teamwide hitting slump and an early exit from the playoffs.

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Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty

Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent decades.

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Man crushed between tire, tractor trailer at O’Hare Airport

A man was killed when he was crushed between a tire and a tractor trailer early Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport. 

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GoFundMe douses pitch for flag-burning priest — but conservatives pick up banner

The controversial former Avondale priest says he's still in hiding to avoid being committed to a mental institution by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

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Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in one year

Until now, it's been unclear how many were discharged and for what reason because the Army has refused to discuss specific cases.

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Man charged with murder hauled from courtroom after fighting with deputies

As 22-year-old Jamel Nelson was led into the courtroom, he began shouting and struggling with sheriff's deputies who were leading him into the room.

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Why Do We Care About Jamal Khashoggi?

If Khashoggi was murdered on the orders of the Saudi crown prince, it should be a cautionary tale for his overly enthusiastic fans in the West.

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If Larry Hoover were freed, he’d bring ‘fear of God’ to streets, advocate says

Ronald Safer, the former federal prosecutor who put the Gangster Disciples leader Larry Hoover away for life, said Donald Trump shouldn’t be fooled.

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Hillary Clinton to President Donald Trump: ‘You asked Russia to hack me’

"Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television," Clinton responded on Twitter.

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Bears coordinator Vic Fangio: Dolphins RB Frank Gore deserves Hall of Fame nod

In his first year with the Dolphins, Frank Gore has totaled 14,228 career rushing yards, trailing only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.

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ENDORSEMENT: Kwame Raoul for Illinois attorney general

A state senator since 2004, he took the lead in a successful effort to abolish the state's death penalty.

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Trump’s economic boasts ring hollow in black neighborhoods

Black people make up roughly one-fifth of those working in temporary jobs, a figure that hasn't changed much in the past five years.

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Costly plan aims to stem California inmate overdoses

The plan calls for the state to eventually provide drugs to 13,000 inmates to reduce craving and euphoria while weening them off opioids.

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GOP, home to Trump and Tea Party, decries Dems’ mob rule

It's not unusual for Republicans and Democrats alike to sharpen their rhetoric as elections draw near in hopes of drawing loyal voters to the polls.

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Bears offensive coordinator on Jordan Howard: ‘We think he can do everything’

Mark Helfrich described running back Jordan Howard as a “hammer.” But that’s not all the team will ask him to do.

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Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions: feds

The excessive pressurization led to more than 80 explosions and fires across that killed one person and injured 25 others.

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Jodi Picoult, Tucker Carlson top Publishers Weekly best-sellers lists

"Vince Flynn: Red War" by Kyle Mills tops fiction best-sellers list, Bob Woodward's Trump book "Fear" again No. 1 for non-fiction.

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Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

In the past, such spammers have often focused on celebrity gossip, weight loss remedies and fake iPhones.

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U.S. asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

The president of Honduras said he would like more certainty about what to expect from the United States.

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