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San Marino voters overwhelmingly back legal abortion

By Nicole Winfield and Francesco Fedeli | Associated Press SAN MARINO — San Marino residents on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and making the tiny republic the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to complete returns. With all of 37 polling stations counted, some 77% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond that point if the woman’s life is in danger or if her physical or psychological health is at risk because of fetal anomalies or malformations, according to official returns broadcast on San Marino TV. Turnout was 41% in the microstate of 33,000 people surrounded by Italy. San Marino, one of the

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Teen boy, 17, shot in Washington Heights

A 17-year-old boy was shot September 26, 2021 in Washington Heights.The 17-year-old was struck by a bullet about 12:35 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Vincennes Street. A teenage boy was shot Sunday afternoon in Washington Heights on the South Side. The 17-year-old was struck by a bullet about 12:35 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Vincennes Street, Chicago police said. He was shot in the arm and was taken Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition, police said. Area Two detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Justin Tucker Bounced In An NFL Record 66-Yard Field Goal To Beat The Lions

CBS Justin Tucker is quite possibly the greatest kicker to ever play in the NFL, and on Sunday he cemented his status as a legend by taking down an all-time record. The Baltimore Ravens trailed 17-16 in Detroit after the Lions marched to a go-ahead field goal with just over a minute to play, as they sought out their first win of the season. The first three downs of Baltimore’s ensuing drive couldn’t have gone worse, as they lost nine yards with Lamar Jackson finding himself under immense pressure, setting up a 4th-and-19 that (after a questionable Lions timeout) they converted to just across midfield. After not being able to pick up anymore yards, they trotted Tucker out in search of a miracle from 66 yards. Considering earlier in the day we’d seen a 68-yarder from Matt Prater com...

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50 couples tie the knot outside Wrigley building

David Gombert and Shaun Airey stand at the altar outside the Wrigley Building on N Michigan Ave during the Meet Me on The Mile Sunday Spectacle Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. 50 couples were married outside the Wrigley Building during The Mile Sunday Spectacle. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times | Anthony Vazquez, Anthony Vazquez/Sun-TimesThe plaza of the Wrigley Building on the Magnificent Mile was transformed into a wedding venue Sunday morning as couples who won a contest to get married beneath the building’s iconic bridge tied the knot. Wedding bells were ringing under the Wrigley building bridge on the Magnificent Mile Sunday morning. Fifty couples were chosen for the opportunity to get married outside of the building, which is celebrating its 100th year anniversary. “I wanted to get 100 couples, o

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What’s next for USC football? Road trip to Colorado

USC (2-2, 1-2 in Pac-12) at Colorado (1-3, 0-1) When: Saturday, 11 a.m. PT Where: Folsom Field (Boulder, Colo.) TV/Radio: Pac-12 Network/AM 790 USC update: The Trojans suffered another embarrassing home defeat, falling to Oregon State in the Coliseum for the first time since 1960. … USC’s offense was plagued by dropped passes in the first half and after falling into an early hole was not able to ride the early success of RB Keaontay Ingram in the run game. Four turnovers turned into 20 Oregon State points. … The USC defense was gashed by the Beavers, who gained 535 yards and went on a 35-3 run after the Trojans took a 14-7 lead. The USC defense came away with no tackles for loss. … After a relatively clean performance the weekend before against Washington State, USC was flagged 11 times f...

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Four Downs for Week 5: St. Ignatius shocks Mount Carmel

Vinny Rugai and his St. Ignatius teammates make a tackle in the win against Mount Carmel. | Provided by Ella Tovey.Diving into the Wolfpack’s upset of Mount Carmel. The score sent shock waves around the city’s high school football community on Friday: St. Ignatius 27, Mount Carmel 0. Forget Monday’s usual Four Downs. This upset is big enough to draw in all of the focus from the weekend. The Wolfpack’s last win against Mount Carmel was in 1928. The teams tied in 1960. The history is a little misleading because St. Ignatius didn’t have a football team from 1964 until 2005. But that also adds to the Wolfpack’s accomplishment. They’ve been building a program up from scratch. “It’s been two days and I’m still trying to process it,” St. Ignatius junior Vinny Rugai said. “I’ve been going to M

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‘Riverdale’ Star KJ Apa & Clara Berry Welcome Their First Child

A new Riverdale baby has arrived. KJ Apa’s girlfriend, Clara Berry, announced the birth of their son, Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, on Saturday, Sept. 26. Their little one was born three days prior, on Sept. 23, and his mom described him as “pure perfection” in an Instagram post. The model also shared the first photo of Sasha — or at least part of him. Only his little hands and arms are in the frame, along with one of her hands. Berry made it clear just how moved she is by their new arrival. “I am the luckiest to have now two men of my life, filling my heart with this cosmic gigantic vast love,” she wrote in her caption, also including a heart emoji and a fire emoji. The couple’s big announcement was met with an outpouring of love and support from Apa’s Riverdale co-stars, too. Madelaine Petsch r...

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Calls for the legalization of drugs ignore the science

An investigator in Honduras stands next to more than 70 bundles of suspected cocaine found inside a tanker truck on the island of Roatan. | GettyLegalizing drugs will not eliminate illegal drug sales because the reverse is true. Calls for the legalization of drugs ignore the science and the facts. The Sun-Times has published commentaries in the past two weeks promoting the legalization of drugs. There was an essay by Rev. Al Sharp on Sept 5 and a letter from James Gierach on Sept 19. Both writers, in my view, are ignoring the science and the facts. Legalizing drugs will not eliminate illegal drug sales because the reverse is true. When drugs are legalized, the drug dealers sell more illegal drugs to minors who cannot buy at dispensaries. They also sell at lower prices to adult buyers beca...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Black NBA Stars for Not Promoting COVID Vaccination: ‘By Not Encouraging Their People to Get the Vaccine, They’re Contributing to These Deaths’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been an outspoken proponent for COVID vaccination. | BET2020/Getty Images for BET NetworksFew celebrities have been outspoken about the need for COVID vaccination than the The NBA recently drew a line in the sand , denying a vaccination exception to Golden State Warriors wing Andrew Wiggins. The player had applied for an exemption from the NBA to play home games at Chase Center. But the San Francisco Department of Health mandated that players and other essential team personnel be vaccinated or not participate. There are also reports at least one star player faces a similar issue in New York. Retired superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called out the Black NBA community for neglecting its responsibility regarding COVID vaccination. In March 2021, Wiggins said he wasn’t

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Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo makes frank admission after heavy Arsenal defeat

Nuno Espirito Santo had a day to forget at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo made an honest assessment of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, saying his game plan was not right because he didn’t pick the right players to pull it off. Spurs were abject in the first half of the loss at the Emirates, finding themselves 3-0 behind after just 34 minutes thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka. They improved in the second half, with Son Heung-min scoring in the 79th minute, but it was far too little too late after the dross of the opening stanza. The Portuguese boss initially seemed to take responsibility for the defeat, saying the game plan was not good, but then shifted the blame back on

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Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

By ARIJETA LAJKA HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York City, were family members, friends and co-workers and people who were touched by Petito’s story even though they didn’t know her. “She was a beautiful soul; she was full of life, always smiling,” said Desiree Keeffe, a friend of Petito’s mother, Nicole. “She gave you love. She was just a beautiful soul. She touched everybody like she did now.” Two fire trucks were positioned one on either side of the funeral home, each with its ladder extended, and a line of firefighters was seen filing into the building. Acro...

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Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

By ARIJETA LAJKA HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York City, were family members, friends and co-workers and people who were touched by Petito’s story even though they didn’t know her. “She was a beautiful soul; she was full of life, always smiling,” said Desiree Keeffe, a friend of Petito’s mother, Nicole. “She gave you love. She was just a beautiful soul. She touched everybody like she did now.” Two fire trucks were positioned one on either side of the funeral home, each with its ladder extended, and a line of firefighters was seen filing into the building. Acro...

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Restaurants need another federal rescue fast

Baseball fans congregate at Sluggers sports bar across from Wrigley Field before the start of the nearly-sold-out matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on June 11. That month, Chicago and the rest of the state of Illinois lifted nearly all COVID-19 restrictions, allowing for no capacity limits for bars, restaurants, gyms, or other large venues and no social distancing requirements. | Scott Olson/Getty ImagesBut we favor making proof of vaccination mandatory for almost all indoor public activities, including dining. Vaccinated people should be entitled to privileges that are withheld from unvaccinated people. Restaurants, as much or more than any other businesses, have suffered greatly during the pandemic. They have been forced to close for indoor dining for months a

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The 9 Best Nail Strengthening Polishes For Weak Nails

We may love the way our manicured hands look and how certain nail polishes bring out the shine, but with the good comes the bad. Although anyone can have weak nails — and genes and nutrition play a major role — constantly coating your nails in polish means they'll need some extra love. Luckily, the best nail strengthening polishes for weak nails are infused with vitamins that help protect brittle nails and moisturizing ingredients for improving your overall nail health, as well. Manicures can leave many people's nails feeling brittle and rough, or even cause them to bend to the touch. But, instead of making changes when it comes to the type of nail polish we use, a lot of us — myself included — rush to cover the damage with another coat of any old cherry red polish. And, while that certai

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