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Former President Bill Clinton (Courtesy of Innovation Arts & Entertainment)

In promoting his first work of fiction, “The President is Missing,” former President Bill Clinton on Thursday in Chicago demonstrated that he remains a super-smart, silky-tongued talker with both a healthy ego and an easily self-deprecating sense of humor.

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The professor and political analyst joins us to discuss his new book “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America.”

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The Catholic Church is weighing in on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy. Cardinal Blase Cupich joins us to talk about it.

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What to read this summer? We asked a trio of local authors what books they’re taking to the beach. Here are their top picks.

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Charles White. “Trenton Six,” 1949. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX. (© The Charles White Archives Inc.)

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Charles White is being recognized with the first major retrospective of his work since 1982. 

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John F. Kennedy, left, and Robert F. Kennedy (Courtesy Kerry Kennedy)

Fifty years after the death of her father Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy is out with a new book that examines his life and legacy.

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The saddled puffer is one of 100 species that can be seen in “Underwater Beauty.” (Courtesy of Shedd Aquarium)

If, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the beholder is given a lot to admire at the Shedd Aquarium’s newest exhibit, “Underwater Beauty.”

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A new program aims to create or preserve nearly 2 million acres of habitat across the U.S. for monarch butterflies, which could face extinction in 20 years. 

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A celebration of pride, a massive block party, vintage baseball and scores of strawberries usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Elizabeth Brackett and husband Peter Martinez (Elizabeth Brackett / Facebook photo)

Funeral services for the award-winning journalist start at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kenilworth Union Church. You can watch the ceremony here.

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A graphic rendering of the soon-to-be completed Farm on Ogden, which opens June 22. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

A new 20,000-square-foot urban agriculture facility aims to expand job training programs and healthy food options in one of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. 

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday ruled the death of award-winning journalist Elizabeth Brackett an accident.

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As part of our celebration of Elizabeth Brackett’s life and legacy, we look back at some of the work that made her such an important journalist to audiences in Chicago and around the country.

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Exactly what happened to Elizabeth Brackett on Wednesday morning that led to her death Sunday may never be known: there are no known witnesses, and it is unclear whether nearby security cameras captured the incident.

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We celebrate the career of Elizabeth Brackett with journalists who worked alongside her at WTTW: retired “Chicago Tonight” correspondent Rich Samuels, along with Carol Marin, Phil Ponce and Paris Schutz.

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As an interviewer, Elizabeth Brackett was known for her excellent preparation and probing questions. In May 2009, the tables were turned when longtime “Chicago Tonight” host John Callaway directed the questions at her.