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1935: Nobel winner held in concentration camp

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The 1935 Peace Prize was awarded to Carl von Ossietzky, a journalist and critic of Nazi Germany who was being held in a concentration camp. Hitler would not allow him to accept the prize. He died in 1938 in a...
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1933: Nazis accuse prize winner of jewel smuggling

1933: Nazis accuse prize winner of jewel smuggling

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Ivan Bunin, the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, departed Russia after the 1917 revolution and settled in France as a permanent exile. His books were banned by Soviet authorities due to his anti-Bolshevik writing. To...
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1931: First prize awarded posthumously

1931: First prize awarded posthumously

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Erik Axel Karlfeldt was the first Nobel winner to be awarded posthumously. The Swedish poet was alive during the nomination and deliberation process but died six months before the Literature Prize was announced. As of 1974, the rules were changed...
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Most states have a school counselor shortage. Here's where they're needed...

Most states have a school counselor shortage. Here's where they're needed the most

Schools across the country were short about 300,000 teachers and staff when the 2022-2023 school year began, according to National Education Association President Becky... Read more ...

NASA capsule makes final trip around moon, then heads home

NASA capsule makes final trip around moon, then heads home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Orion capsule and its test dummies swooped one last time around the moon Monday, flying over a couple Apollo landing sites before heading... Read more ...

How bad is the flu this year? CDC map looks grim

How bad is the flu this year? CDC map looks grim

Unless you live in one of four states, the flu situation looks to be growing dire near you. Nearly every state is reporting "high" or "very high" flu activity, according to... Read more ...

Gov. Newsom holds special session on gas prices after record high year

Gov. Newsom holds special session on gas prices after record high year

It's estimated $1.20 of each gallon purchased in California goes to both taxes and regulatory fees. Some of the highest in the nation. Read more ...

Everything we know about the murder-suicide that killed a Kentucky family of 4

Everything we know about the murder-suicide that killed a Kentucky family of 4

A tragic scene unfolded the first week of December when a family of four died in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more ...

NFL moves Ravens-Browns game to Saturday Dec. 17

NFL moves Ravens-Browns game to Saturday Dec. 17

The NFL announced today that the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns has been flexed to Saturday Dec. 17. Read more ...

Deadline for REAL ID extended, giving US air travelers a reprieve

Deadline for REAL ID extended, giving US air travelers a reprieve

If you've been sweating out that latest deadline for REAL ID required for U.S. air travel, you're getting another reprieve. Read more ...

Despite Their Rift, William and Harry Come Together To Honor a Late Friend

The brothers signed a message remembering the “mischievous charm and hilarious sense of humor” of Henry van Straubenzee, a childhood friend who died at the age of 18 in 2002. Read more ...

Longtime Marian Catholic science teacher Vince Zerante dies at 70

Vince Zerante, an Evergreen Park resident for more than 40 years, was a science teacher for 44 years at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights. Read more ...

Uber to pay millions to Chicago restaurants in settlement agreement with city

The settlement results from a two-year investigation by the city into alleged misconduct on Uber's meal delivery platforms. Read more ...