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Appellate Court Allows Illinois FOID Law To Stand

Illinois 4th District Appellate Court is allowing Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification Act to stand.

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50 Years After His Death, Fred Hampton's Legacy Looms Large In Chicago

It's been 50 years since Chicago police officers shot and killed Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton as he lay in bed at his West Side home, but his legacy still looms large in Chicago. Reset sat down with attorney Jeff Haas, who represented Hampton and other Black Panthers at the People's Law Office, to discuss Hampton's life and the lasting impacts of his work. On Hampton's rise to power in the Black Panther Party Jeff Haas: Fred was a dynamic young leader. He ... was a...

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As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward, Questions Around Pompeo Continue To Swirl

As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of...

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What Comes Next In The Impeachment Inquiry

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Michel Martin speaks with Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor for the Washington Post, about what to expect this week in the impeachment inquiry.

Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporter Samantha Schmidt about a push by some Argentine teenagers to use gender-neutral nouns in Spanish.

Widespread mishandling of evidence in the Orange County Sheriff's Department has erupted into scandal, pitting different branches of law enforcement against one another.

Impeachment: The View From Ukraine

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Michel Martin talks with Penn State's Lena Surzhko-Harned and journalist Brian Bonner about how the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is being viewed from a Ukrainian perspective.

Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer who portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street over five decades, died Sunday at age 85.

The Sesame Workshop said Spinney had died at home in Connecticut, and that he had long lived with dystonia, a disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions.

In Glacier Bay, Alaska, mountains rush up farther and faster from the shoreline than almost anywhere else on the planet. Humpback whales, halibut and sea otters ply the waters that lap rocky, pine-crowned islands, and you can stick a bare hook in the water and pull out dinner about as fast as it takes to say so.

This is the place 31-year-old Laura Marcus chose for her Arete Project. Or just maybe, this place chose her.

The FBI is investigating the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday as an act of terror.

Rachel Rojas, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville Field Office, said in a news briefing Sunday that investigators are working with "the presumption that this was an act of terrorism."

Doing so, she said, "allows us to take advantage of investigative techniques that can help us more quickly identify and then eliminate any additional threats to the rest of our community."

There is currently no evidence of such a threat, she added.

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The fast-rising rapper Juice WRLD has died at age 21 after a medical emergency at Chicago's Midway Airport. TMZ first reported the death, saying that witnesses saw him having a seizure after disembarking from a private plane.

The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed his death to NPR, saying that the autopsy for Juice WRLD — whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins — will most likely take place on Monday.

A fire broke out at a factory in India's capital New Delhi early on Sunday morning. At least 43 people have been reported dead.

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory, resting between shifts, when the fire began.

Investigators say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Most of the deaths were caused by people inhaling poisonous gases in the cramped factory, The Associated Press reports.

Guides hand out knee-high rubber boots before leading visitors on hikes around Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia's Pacific coast. The boots provide traction in the mud — and protection from poisonous snakes.