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“There’s a whole lot of women out there, likely millions of women, who were affected and now they have the opportunity to raise their voice and talk about it,” said Kristie Paskvan, founder of Chicago Says No More.

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In addition to luscious food pics and contoured abs, users of the popular photo-sharing app can find a bevy of advertisements for plastic surgery. But a new study finds that many providers are not board-certified plastic surgeons. And that, they say, is an issue.

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St. Helen's Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village. (Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.

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An aviation security officer is put on leave after a passenger is dragged from an overbooked United Airlines flight at O’Hare.

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View from the south west corner of Dearborn and Monroe, 1871. (Jex Bardwell / Chicago History Museum)

Nearly 150 years after a small barn fire ballooned into a two-day blaze that engulfed the city, the story of the Great Chicago Fire is being retold. On social media.

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Social media has been criticized for inciting violence, but it can also be used to prevent it. How the public and private sectors are using platforms like Twitter as a “tool” for doing just that.

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A Chicago author’s new book lays out the case that we can all do better.

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Reem Asaad (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Reem Asaad led the “lingerie campaign” that helped get women into the workforce in Saudi Arabia, and is now using her platform to highlight the ways social media has impacted the changing Saudi culture.

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Social media has become a ubiquitous fixture of our daily lives. We discuss the varying effects of such digital communication tools on young people.

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Three teenagers and a 24-year-old woman accused in the kidnapping and torture of a mentally disabled man were denied bail Friday afternoon.

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Parents of former Marist High School seniors claim the students are being used as “scapegoats” by the school in response to growing social media pressure and criticism over the incident.

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The pope endorses Donald Trump. Michelle Obama unfollows Hillary Clinton on Twitter. These days fake news is making real news. Could you be spreading lies on your Facebook feed?

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School officials cited student safety concerns in canceling classes Friday after the local Black Lives Matter chapter had scheduled a protest nearby.

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As Chicago struggles to understand and control rising gun violence, there may be insight to be found in social media.  

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Playboy magazine has decided that sex no longer sells. This February's issue will be the last  one containing naked pictures of women. Is Playboy's new no-nudity media strategy leaving their business model exposed?

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Is social media fueling Chicago gang wars? We take a closer look at the phenomena with Ben Austen, a journalist who took an in-depth look at how Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram -- among many others on the world wide web --- have contributed to escalating tensions and street violence in Chicago. Read an interview with former gang leader and community activist Hal Baskin.