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Teen boy killed in Marquette Park shooting; 2 in custody: police

A teenage boy was killed in a shooting Feb. 26, 2021, in Marquette Park. | Sun-Times file photoTwo males chased the boy and fired shots as they ran, striking him several times throughout the body, police said. Two people are in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenage boy Friday in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. The boy, 16, was visiting a friend about 8:45 p.m. when two males started arguing with him inside an apartment in the 6300 block of South Richmond Street, Chicago police said. The males began hitting the boy, but he was able to escape the apartment and fled down the street, police said. The males chased him and fired shots as they ran, striking him several times throughout the body. The boy was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pron...

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Draymond Green’s triple-double fuels Warriors past Hornets

Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Warriors earned their first three-game win streak of the season in Friday’s 130-121 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Chase Center. With 11 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds, Green earned a franchise-record 25th triple-double of his career and set the tone on a night when the Warriors assisted on 38 of their 48 made field goals. Green had eight assists in the first quarter alone, several going to Kelly Oubre Jr., who exploited Charlotte’s defense for cuts and dunks at the rim and finished with 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting, six rebounds and three assists. By the end of the game, the Warriors (19-15) had scored a season-high 72 points in the paint. Stephen Curry scored a team-high 29 points on 8-for-15 shooting to go along with nine assists, an...

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High school boys basketball: Davis edges Layton by 2 in 6A second round

KAYSVILLE — For the third time this year, Region 1 foes Davis and Layton hit the hardwood on Friday night. Both teams beat the other once in region play, but this pseudo tiebreaker game had more at stake than a potential region victory. With a berth in the 6A state tournament quarterfinals on the line, Davis’ Rex Sunderland hit a driving scoop shot with three seconds remaining to give the Darts a 41-39 victory. Davis held the lead for just 26 total seconds of gameplay, but led when it mattered most. Davis head coach Chad Sims says he and his squad felt fortunate to come out of the game with a win and advance into the next round. “I told the guys, ‘I can’t remember the last time we were a part of a game like that,’” said Sims. “It’s almost like (Layton) just ran out of time. If they had a c

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Clark’s team reacts during the game against North Lawndale. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-TimesScores, highlights and analysis from the top games of Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Clark junior Darrius Perryman was tremendous tonight. He scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to give the newly-promoted Eagles a huge win at North Lawndale. And then he trusted me to tell his story, which is a brave thing considering we’ve met just once before. I’m not in the mood to blather on too much after that and it was a big night so lets get to the games. Friday’s top games No. 9 Glenbrook South 61, No. 2 Evanston 55: Biggest win of the night and one of the biggest of the season. Does anyone know what the CSL tiebreaker is? It might not matter if the Titans can beat Evanston again tomorrow. That one is in G

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Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs have been returned safely, LAPD says

By Chloe Melas and Stephanie Elam | CNN The two French bulldogs violently stolen from Lady Gaga’s dog walker have been returned safely, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. The dogs, named Koji and Gustav, were returned at 6 p.m. PT to the Olympic Community Police Station near downtown Los Angeles, an LAPD spokesperson said. “Both of Lady Gaga’s dogs have been turned in to a local police station, and they have been safely reunited with Lady Gaga representatives,” the police department said via Twitter. The investigation is ongoing and LAPD is still working to locate possible suspects from Wednesday’s attack, a spokesperson said. The dog walker, who was shot by the assailants, is listed in critical condition but is expected to recover, the LAPD said earlier Friday. Home surveillan

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NYC’s Robber Baron Library Has a Flair for the Dramatic

Keith TaillonThis is the latest in our monthly series, The World's Most Beautiful Libraries. Walking into the library room of the Morgan Library & Museum, the eye is drawn upward. Three levels of colorfully-bound books, many priceless and irreplaceable, sit safely behind sumptuous walnut, bronze, and glass cases. The rich color scheme carries through to the ceiling, where artist Harry Siddons Mowbray depicts the various artforms alongside the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The room is dramatically dim, the only natural light pouring in from a solitary northern window. But this wasn’t the original plan. There are actually two more windows flanking the fireplace, buried behind the books. When J. Pierpont Morgan received the keys to his library in late 1905, this room was nearing completion...

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Asia Today: Hong Kong gets Pfizer vaccines as 2nd option

Over 500,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday following a two-day delay due to export procedures, offering a second inoculation option for the city. The Pfizer-BioNTech shots will be offered to about 2.4 million eligible residents from priority groups such as those aged 60 and above and health care workers. The 585,000 doses of the vaccine — the first batch of the initial 1 million — arrived from Germany. The remaining doses will be delivered in early March, according to a government statement. About 70,000 residents who have registered for Hong Kong’s vaccination program, which kicked off on Friday, will receive the shots developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac. The Sinovac vaccines were the first to arrive last week. About 6,000 people h...

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How a Utahn with no political connections worked in the Obama and Trump administrations

U.S. Attorney John Huber poses for a photo in his office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Huber is resigning at the end of February. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Unflappable, tough-talking U.S. Attorney John Huber admittedly had a case of the jitters when he had to face the Washington media in the White House briefing room. The Department of Justice summoned him to the nation’s capital on short notice to hold a news conference on immigration. The DOJ at the time was having trouble getting any of its own messages out because wherever Attorney General Jeff Sessions went, the press just wanted to talk about the Russia investigation. Huber spent a day prepping to talk from a Utah perspective about proposed federal laws aimed at making stiffer penalties for deported immigrant

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How a Latter-day Saint mission helped this sister ‘persevere’ in her college basketball career

Utah State senior Jessica Chatman (4) moves to take a shot during a game earlier this season. Chatman is one of a few Latter-day Saint returned sister missionaries playing college basketball this year. | USU Athletics Utah State senior Jessica Chatman is so grateful she didn’t throw in the towel on her college basketball career. As the USU women’s basketball team prepares to play its final home games against New Mexico, Chatman, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, recalled how simple it would have been to walk away when times got tough. “Giving up after BYU could have been really easy. I could have slipped under the radar and no one would have known. After SUU, I could have just graduated and been done,” she said. “But I think for myself, it gave me the satisfaction that I did it and

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Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected. Donato called it one of the largest settlements ever for a privacy violation. “It will put at least $345 into the hands of every class member interested in being compensated,” he wrote, calling it “a major win for consumers in the hotly contested area of digital privacy.” Jay Edelson, a Chicago attorney who filed the lawsuit, told the Chicago Tribune that the checks could be in the mail within ...

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Bulls turnovers doom them late, as CP3 shows why he’s still ‘Big Bro’

Ten fourth-quarter turnovers helped visiting Phoenix and Chris Paul erase a 16-point deficit and end the Bulls’ three-game winning streak on Friday. There’s really no way for Coby White to put into words what future Hall of Famer Chris Paul has meant to him. The Bulls guard has tried numerous times since being drafted out of the University of North Carolina in 2019, but it admittedly usually falls short. White, along with Wendell Carter Jr., played for Paul’s AAU team throughout their high school years, but Paul was more than just a famous sponsor for White and his family. When White’s father, Donald, died from liver cancer in 2017, Paul went beyond being a basketball mentor, instead becoming like another family member for White and his brother, Will. So when White is asked about the relat

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Instant analysis: Jazz drop first game of a back-to-back in loss to Heat

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) looks to pass as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Miami. | Associated PressThe Utah Jazz battled a tight game through 48 minutes but came up short against the Miami Heat on the road, 124-116, for their second loss in four games. High notes Donovan Mitchell’s composure off the dribble in traffic has been really great to watch. This is the kind of tool that’s so useful for the players that are able to convert through contact. When the team is in need of a bucket and a little boost, especially in the playoffs, it’s necessary to have a player who can do this, and it doesn’t hurt at all if they’re good at drawing that contact too, something Miami’s Jimmy Butler does very we

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Students from Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s college said he used ‘fun drives’ to corner women with sexual advances, report says

Summary List PlacementRep. Madison Cawthorn's former classmates said he would use his car to corner women with sexual advances in off-campus drives, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation. Students said that Cawthorn, a 25-year-old Republican from North Carolina, was known for this behavior while at Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school in Virginia that the lawmaker briefly attended in the fall of 2016. Two resident assistants said they would warn women in their dorm not to go for rides with Cawthorn in his white Dodge Challenger. Cawthorn reportedly referred to these rides as "fun drives." "I got info from other RAs to warn the female student body not to go on joy rides with him because bad things happened on those joy rides," Giovanna Lastra, one of the former RAs, told...

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Bill Maher and Megyn Kelly Argue White People Are Being Targeted

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty/HBOIt’s no secret that Bill Maher has something of a soft spot for blonde conservative women who traffic in incendiary opinions, viewing them as fellow culture warriors in an ongoing (and inflated) crusade against “political correctness.” For years, the comic has been good friends with Ann Coulter, who’s served as a frequent guest on his various programs, where she’s been treated with kid gloves (despite her oft-racist opinions). And now, he’s repeatedly offered up his popular HBO platform to Megyn Kelly, who was terminated from NBC after defending white people dressing up in blackface on Halloween. During her last Real Time appearance in January of 2020, Maher proclaimed that Kelly was not “really a racist” and blamed “cancel cult...

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What awaits Weber State, Southern Utah and Dixie State in a strange FCS spring season

The 2021 spring season starts Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, for Weber State running back Kevin Smith Jr. and the Wildcats when they face Idaho State on the road. | Weber State athleticsJay Hill has built a Football Championship Subdivision power in Ogden, and even with a five-month delay in the schedule because of the global pandemic, his Weber State program looks like it will be a contender again during the unprecedented 2021 spring FCS season. Yes, there are some questions for the Wildcats — like, who will start at quarterback between junior transfer Randall Johnson and freshman Bronson Barron, from American Fork — but when the team kicks off this unusual six-game regular season, Hill sees what could be another standout year. “In reality, that’s what this team’s going to come down to is if th

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