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Updated at 12:45 PM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.The Cuban immigrant who was the ninth black player in the major leagues and the first in Chicago died Sunday. He was somewhere around 90. Because of his background, no one is sure exactly how old he really was. His name wasn’t even Minnie – or Minoso for that matter.

Updated at 11:06 AM

At least 24 individuals charged or convicted, of murder or rape, based at least in part on identifying bite marks on the flesh of victims have been exonerated since 2000, according to the Innocence Project. Many of those individuals spent time...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Dave Granlund tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 2:46 PM

There is progress in the long-term struggle to achieve a nuclear agreement with Iran. Reliable reports indicate the United States and Iran have moved toward compromise.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Don Landgren cartoon about the mall terror threat.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about Old Man Winter.

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

It’s over. The fat lady has sung — or at least is waiting in the wings to go on stage. It took awhile, but the American Revolution against dynastic monarchists has finally been routed. The Brits have won. Loyal subjects in...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Our cellar is once again safe to enter.Technically, it was safe enough anyway, but some of us aren’t thrilled about sharing our stomping grounds with creatures that should only be seen in the summer and even then should only be seen...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

By all modern measures the recession is over. Unfortunately, some segments of our economy are still feeling the effects. Unemployment is still an issue, especially among lower-skilled jobs. And growth in the manufacturing sector lags well behind the...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund, (we all know that in fact there is no trust fund), receives 0.9 percent of the Social Security payroll taxes collected. As currently funded, the “trust fund” will be exhausted in...

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