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Iran Strikes Back at US With Missile Attack at Bases in Iraq

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Iranian lawmakers chant slogans as some of them hold posters of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone attack, in an open session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo / Vahid Salemi)

Iran struck back at the United States early on Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops.

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Iranian lawmakers chant slogans as some of them hold posters of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone attack, in an open session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo / Vahid Salemi)

How Safe are Legal Marijuana Vaping Products in Illinois?

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A deadly outbreak of vaping illnesses has been linked to black market products containing THC. But similar products are now sold legally at cannabis dispensaries across Illinois. Are they safe?

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High School Course Offers New Approach to Financial Literacy

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Illinois is one of 22 states that does not require high school students to take a financial literacy course, but a new high school curriculum is now being used in Illinois and nine other states. We learn about finEDge.

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Impeachment Battle Resumes as Bolton Says He’s Willing to Testify

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In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then-national security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

After a two-week recess, the battle over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has resumed, but former national security adviser John Bolton’s announcement that he would be willing to testify before a Senate trial may have changed the dynamics of the fight.

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In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then-national security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Trump Pressed to Detail What Prompted Strike on Iran General

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump and his top advisers are under pressure to disclose more details about the intelligence that led to an American airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

McConnell: GOP Will Start Impeachment Trial, Delay Witnesses

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives for a closed meeting with fellow Republicans as he strategizes about the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has secured the Republican votes needed to start President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses or documents that Democrats want. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives for a closed meeting with fellow Republicans as he strategizes about the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

Crain’s Headlines: Chicago Among Best-Paying Cities in US

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Chicago is among the top 10 best-paying metro areas in the nation. That’s according to new research just published by U.S. News & World Report.

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State Legislators Search for Answers After Bombshell Isolation Room Report

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Illinois state legislators, including Rep. Jonathan Carroll, heard from parents, advocates and education leaders Tuesday during a public hearing about the use of isolation and seclusion rooms across the state. (WTTW News)

Advocates and educators spoke in Chicago on Tuesday, hoping to give state leaders a better sense of what must be done to address student isolation and seclusion in Illinois schools.

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Illinois state legislators, including Rep. Jonathan Carroll, heard from parents, advocates and education leaders Tuesday during a public hearing about the use of isolation and seclusion rooms across the state. (WTTW News)

Commercial Photographer’s Archive Shows Passion for People

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The photographer Dorrell Creightney.

When he died in 2011, Chicago photographer Dorrell Creightney left behind half a million photos. His work is not well known, but his daughters are on a mission to change that.

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The photographer Dorrell Creightney.

‘American Medina’ Shares Personal Stories of Muslim Chicagoans

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An exhibit at the Chicago History Museum highlights the experiences of Muslims in Chicago through audio interviews, photographs, videos, artwork, maps and everyday objects. We go for a look.

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January 7, 2020 - Full Show

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Watch the Jan. 7, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Lightfoot’s Transportation Commissioner Nominee Headed for Council Approval

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Presumptive Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi speaks with reporters at City Hall after the City Council’s Transportation Committee advanced her nomination on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Nick Blumberg / WTTW News)

A key City Council committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Gia Biagi, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s pick to lead the Chicago Department of Transportation.

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Presumptive Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi speaks with reporters at City Hall after the City Council’s Transportation Committee advanced her nomination on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Nick Blumberg / WTTW News)

In a 24/7 Food Culture, Periodic Fasting Gains Followers

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Melissa Breaux Bankston, a CrossFit athletic trainer at CrossFit Algiers in New Orleans, poses for a portrait at the gym Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. She participates in an intermittent fasting diet. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

A diet that forbids eating for hours on end might seem doomed in a culture where food is constantly available, but apps and Facebook groups are popping up for people practicing “intermittent fasting.”

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Melissa Breaux Bankston, a CrossFit athletic trainer at CrossFit Algiers in New Orleans, poses for a portrait at the gym Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. She participates in an intermittent fasting diet. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

Boeing’s Checklist of 737 Max Fixes Grows with Wiring Issue

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In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International turns as it taxis for take off for a test flight at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

The list of items Boeing could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again has grown to include a problem with electrical wiring used for the plane’s controls.

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In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International turns as it taxis for take off for a test flight at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

How Climate Change, Other Factors Stoke Australia Fires

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Firefighters drag their water hose after putting out a spot fire near Moruya, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states with two more deaths, and strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to populated areas including the suburbs of Sydney. (AP Photo / Rick Rycroft)

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. Here are a few questions and answers about the science behind them.

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Firefighters drag their water hose after putting out a spot fire near Moruya, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states with two more deaths, and strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to populated areas including the suburbs of Sydney. (AP Photo / Rick Rycroft)

Growing Like Weed: The Business of Legal Pot

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If the lines winding past cannabis dispensaries haven’t yet provided proof, numbers released by state officials Monday illustrate the demand for recreational marijuana. What to expect as a longtime underground market goes above board.

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Iran Mourns Soleimani and Vows Retaliation Against US

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Mourners holding posters of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani attend a funeral ceremony for him and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi)

President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iran’s top military leader because of an alleged “imminent threat” to U.S. interests is already having major repercussions across the region. What’s next in the U.S.-Iran showdown?

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Mourners holding posters of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani attend a funeral ceremony for him and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi)
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