Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts has famously depicted family dysfunction, but his latest play, “Mary Page Marlowe,” is more concerned with questions of identity, examining the life of its protagonist from infancy to old age in non-linear fashion to find…
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
With little fanfare, UnitedHealthcare launched an independent subsidiary in January that offers unlimited free doctor visits and 24/7 access by phone. Every member gets a personal health coach. Mental health counseling is also provided, as are yoga and cooking classes,…
By PBS NewsHour
Chicago is experiencing its worst murder rate in two decades, with more than 140 homicides recorded in the first three months of the year. USA Chicago correspondent Aamer Madhani joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the reasons behind this surge in…
By Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Education Department is removing a law firm hired to oversee the turnaround of schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., a for-profit education company whose financial collapse had placed at risk more than $1 billion in federal student…
By PBS NewsHour
By Jill Colvin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press
CHICAGO — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled one of his signature rallies on Friday, calling off the event in Chicago due to safety concerns after protesters packed into the arena where it was to take place.
By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow, Associated Press
TAMPA, Florida — Just when Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio needs them the most, big-dollar contributors from the party's wealthy main stream are having second thoughts about his future in the 2016 race.
By Kenya Downs
New research from Sociological Science suggests that white flight has been replaced with white avoidance, contributing to gradual re-segregation of American cities.
By Megan Thompson, tritzenthaler
In a new exhibit, Chicago's Field Museum has revived elements from its controversial 1933 show, "Races of Mankind," consisting of 104 bronze statues that depict races from around the world. Most of the statues were banished by 1969 as public…
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