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Obama Library Brings Elation But Also Fear of Displacement

In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, activist Jose Reuena, center in back row, holds a placard during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky)

With construction looming and signs the neighborhood is already changing, residents are fiercely seeking safeguards for the place they also call home. 

Family Told Dead Chinese Scholar’s Body May Be in Landfill

Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

The body of Yingying Zhang was never recovered after former University of Illinois doctoral student Brendt Christensen kidnapped and killed her. 

China Threatens Retaliation for Trump’s Planned Tariff Hike

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, poses with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, for photos before holding talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

President Trump rattles financial markets with a surprise announcement of 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports starting later this summer. 

Impossible Foods, Others, Use Partners to Expand

This Jan. 11, 2019, file photo shows the Impossible Burger in Bellevue, Nebraska. After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. (AP Photo / Nati Harnik, File)

After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers.

R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Abusing Women, Girls

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in New York. (Aggie Kenny via AP)

The 52-year-old Kelly was denied bail in a Brooklyn courtroom packed with his supporters. He appeared sullen as prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione he posed a flight risk and a danger to public safety.

John Dillinger Relatives Doubt Body in Grave is the Gangster

In this December 1934 file photo, people view the body of gangster John Dillinger in a Chicago morgue. (AP Photo / File)

Descendants of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger seeking to have his remains exhumed say they have “evidence” the body buried in an Indianapolis cemetery may not be him.

Debate Takeaways: Democratic Divisions Intensify

Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, talk after the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

The evening marked some of the toughest attacks California Sen. Kamala Harris has faced as a candidate. The exchanges were part of a broader ideological fight for the future of the Democratic Party.

Chicago Spent $33,600 on Hunt for Alligator in City Park

Florida alligator expert Frank Robb holds an alligator during a news conference, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

Most of the costs arose from city workers putting up and removing barricades to keep people away from the lagoon in Humboldt Park after the male reptile was first spotted there last month.

R. Kelly Judge Orders Lawyers Not to Talk About New Evidence

In this June 6, 2019 file photo, singer R. Kelly appears at a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

A federal judge has barred attorneys from divulging new evidence in R. Kelly’s child pornography case, saying he wants to ensure the celebrity case is tried in court, not in the media.

US to Set Up Plan Allowing Prescription Drugs from Canada

In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar pauses while speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon, File)

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system to allow Americans to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, weakening a longstanding ban that had stood as a top priority for the politically powerful pharmaceutical industry.

Key Takeaways: Should the 2020 Democrats Go Big or Get Real?

From left, Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock participate in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That’s the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates. 

Body of 1930s Gangster John Dillinger to be Exhumed

This file photo shows Indiana Reformatory booking shots of John Dillinger, stored in the state archives, and shows the notorious gangster as a 21-year-old. (AP Photo / The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye, File)

The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed in September at an Indianapolis cemetery but it could be a tough job because his grave is encased in concrete.

Police: 2 Chicago Moms Killed in Shooting Likely Not Targets

 Charvonda Andrews is consoled Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Chicago as she mourns two women killed July 26 while working as volunteers with a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings. (John Alexander / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Two women who worked with other mothers to try to stop gun violence in their South Side Chicago neighborhood were killed by bullets police do not believe were intended for them.

Capital One Target of Massive Data Breach

This Monday, July 22, 2019, photo shows Capital One mailing in North Andover, Massachusetts. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola)

A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation’s largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers.

Fed Set to Cut Rates for First Time in Decade. Is It a Risk?

In this June 18, 2019, photo people walk past Fidelity Investments news scroll board, showing a favorable outlook in the US stock markets, in the Financial District of Boston. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa)

The Fed under Chairman Jerome Powell has signaled that rising economic pressures — notably from President Donald Trump’s trade wars and from a global slowdown — have become cause for concern. So has an inflation rate that remains chronically below the Fed’s target level.

Trump Proposal Seeks to Crack Down on Food Stamp ‘Loophole’

In this Friday, March 17, 2017, file photo, a sign advertises a program that allows food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to shop at a farmer’s market in Topsham, Maine. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty, File)

At issue is a federal policy that allows people who receive benefits through other government programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, to automatically qualify for the food aid program known as SNAP. 

As Trump Expands Deportation Powers, Immigrants Prepare

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, California. (AP Photo / Gregory Bull, File)

A sweeping expansion of deportation powers unveiled this week by the Trump administration has sent chills through immigrant communities and prompted some lawyers to advise migrants to gather up as much documentation as possible to prove they’ve been in the U.S.

Prosecutor: More People Could be Charged in R. Kelly Case

In this June 26, 2019, file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky, File)

Prosecutor Angel Krull said a more far-ranging indictment could replace the charging document that led to R. Kelly’s arrest as he walked his dog in Chicago in mid-July. 

Smithsonian, Other Institutions to Get Ebony Photo Archive

The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are buying the archive for $30 million as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of Johnson Publishing Company.

Justice Dept. Will Execute Inmates for First Time Since 2003

In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, South Carolina.  (AP Photo / John Bazemore)

The Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

What Comes After Mueller? Investigations, Lawsuits and More

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, stands beside a chart during a news conference following the back-to-back hearings with former special counsel Robert Mueller who testified about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

After months of anticipation, Congress finally heard testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller. Democrats say they will continue to hold President Trump accountable, while Republicans say it’s time to close the books on the investigation. 

Mueller Dismisses Trump’s Claims of Russia Probe Exoneration

Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in  Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation.

Boeing CEO Raises Possibility of Pausing 737 Max Production

In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways, top, lands following a test flight, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Boeing Field in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing’s CEO says the company will consider temporarily shutting down production of the 737 Max if the plane’s return is significantly delayed beyond the company’s October forecast.

Police: Thieves Steal 3 Mannequins Wearing Designer Clothes

Chicago police say three thieves smashed a display window of a high-end department store and stole three mannequins dressed from head to feet in designer clothes.

FTC Fines Facebook $5B, Adds Limited Oversight on Privacy

In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, California. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The fine is the largest the Federal Trade Commission has levied on a tech company, though it won’t make much of a dent for a company that had nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.