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23-Million Lose Insurance Under GOP Health Bill - News With Mary DixonThe Republican health care bill approved by the House would cause about 23-million Americans to lose their insurance by 2026, while cutting the deficit by about 119-billion dollars. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office suggests the measure would negatively affect poor and older Americans the most ... while giving large tax cuts to high-income Americans and medical companies. It faces an uncertain future in the Senate ... Montana holds a special election today to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Republican candidate is charged with assaulting a reporter who was asking about the health bill ... Chicago aldermen have approved changes that will prevent city employees from helping airlines to remove passengers from planes, unless it's an emergency. It's another consequence of that passenger-dragging incident on a United flight at O'Hare last month ... Teachers at the North Side Passages Charter School have reached a tentative agreement that will keep those teachers off the picket lines ... President Trump meets European and NATO leaders ... who are expected to pledge more muscle in the fight against the Islamic State and to look for reassurance on the Trump administration's commitment to the alliance. The Cubs beat the Giants ... the White Sox got swept in Arizona ... and the Sky lost to the Mystics ... Cloudy today with high temperatures in the mid-60s ... cooler by the lake.
Being Terri's Ball Boy on Her Big Day at Wrigley [Listen]"Terri Hemmert threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches today, a strike to Eddie Butler."
Len & Lin: When the Wind Blows, the Cubbies Will Rock [Listen]"It seems like the Cubs recipe for success: make sure the wind is blowing out and it's not 40 degrees and things will be fine."
Trump In Israel - News With Mary DixonPresident Trump has landed in Israel, where he'll meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian president Abbas. While in Saudi Arabia, Trump called on Muslim nations to drive out Islamic extremism ... Trump's first budget includes cuts to Medicaid and other programs that help the poor, including food stamps. The Washington Post reports it will be sent to Congress tomorrow ... Skokie police say a Chicago man found shot to death in an Old Orchard parking garage was not a random victim. No arrests have been made in Saturday's murder of Eric Cybak ... Ford Motor Company is parting ways with CEO Mark Fields ... The Greatest Show On Earth has folded up its tents for the final time. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus held its last performance last night in New York. The Cubs beat the Brewers at home, and the White Sox swept the Mariners in Seattle ... Sunny with a slight chance of rain this afternoon and high temperatures in the low-70s.
Phil Angotti On This Sunday Night's Local AnestheticPhil Angotti (The Idea, Material Reissue) joins me this Sunday at 7:30pm to discuss and play tracks from his new "Such Stories" release.
8 of the Best Covers by Chris Cornell"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
Chris Cornell Dead At 52 - News With Mary DixonChris Cornell, who fronted Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died unexpectedly at the age of 52. UPDATE: Detroit police tell the AP they're investigating this as a possible suicide; Cornell played a show with Soundgarden last night and was found dead early this morning in his hotel room. ... UPDATE: Roger Ailes has died. He founded Fox News, which Ailes chaired until last year when a number of women who worked for him reported that Ailes had sexually harassed them. He was the media consultant to Republican presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H-W Bush, as well as Donald Trump. Ailes was 77 ... A LOT is happening in Washington: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into Russia's interference in the US election, along with whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Reuters reports former NSA Michael Flynn and other Trump advisers had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Kremlin-linked persons in the last seven months of the campaign. UPDATE: President Trump is tweeting complaints this morning: about how he's the victim of a political witch hunt, and why didn't special counsels investigate Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration ... There were protests in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a jury found a white police officer not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed black man ... An investigation is underway, after an off-duty Cook County deputy shot and killed a 17-year-old robbery suspect yesterday on the South Side ... German and Israeli researchers say the active ingredient in marijuana *improves* memory performance and mental functioning ... which comes as a huge surprise to anyone who's hung out with potheads. The Cubs beat the Reds at home. The White Sox lost in Anaheim ... Partly cloudy and breezy today, with high temperatures in the upper-70s.
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Comey Memo: Trump Asked Me To Stop Flynn Probe - News With Mary DixonCongressmembers say they want to hear directly from fired FBI Director James Comey ... after the New York Times reported that Comey documented President Trump asking him to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The White House was already reeling from the news that Trump had shared classified secrets with the Russians ... and denies the Comey memo. UPDATE: Russian President Putin says he can prove that President Trump did not pass on classified intelligence to Putin's foreign minister - by giving Congress a transcript of their Oval Office meeting. It has been widely reported that Trump disclosed an ally's secrets about the Islamic State to Russian officials last week. A Wisconsin man is accused of shooting an Amtrak conductor yesterday in Naperville. Passengers held the suspect down until police arrived ... A Chicago man has turned himself in, after being photographed as he punched a security guard at a River North condo building. He's charged with several counts of aggravated battery ... Two people have died in tornadoes that hit Wisconsin and Oklahoma ... The Cubs unleashed their bats and beat the Reds at Wrigley. The White Sox lost in extra innings in Anaheim. It'll be windy and warm today, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms later and high temperatures in the mid-80s.
Len & Lin: The Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert Headliner Announced! [Listen]"The music you hear as an introduction to Len and Lin is a song called Keep It Together and it's by the headliner of Hot Stove Cool Music, the band Twin Peaks."
Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 14, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]New releases from Panda Riot (radio debut!), Pink Frost, ODE, Phil Angotti, American Cosmonaut and The Saps on last night's Local Anesthetic.