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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' dancer bitten by snake during VMA rehearsal

chicagotribune.com — During rehearsals for Nicki Minaj 's upcoming VMA performance of new single, "Anaconda," a backup dancer was bitten by a 6-foot snake after she startled the reptile on stage, according to a report by TMZ.
Aug 23, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

RT @moonchick: Wth? RT @chicagotribune Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' dancer bitten by snake during VMA rehearsal trib.in/1q50Nxe pic.twitter.com/Xefbn4WUJ0

The case of the missing college student football fans

chicagotribune.com — If he weren't set to break Nebraska's all-time receiving record this season, Kenny Bell knows exactly how he'd be enjoying college football games this fall. And it wouldn't be at the stadium. "It's way easier to sit on your couch in your underwear and sit on Twitter," Bell said.
Aug 23, 2014

I love U. of I. - and went to most football games - but GAAAD were there some times in the 3rd qrtr I wish I hadn’t. trib.in/1AHdlPf

10 shot, including 3-year-old, across city

chicagotribune.com — A three year-old boy was shot in the head on the West Side and at least seven others were wounded in shootings across the city overnight, according to authorities. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood about 7:30 p.m.

Ledecky swims to yet another world record

chicagotribune.com — Saturday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Southport, Australia, the 17-year-old from Bethesda, Md., broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle for the second time in two weeks and staked an absolute claim to the title of best active swimmer in the world ¿ of both genders.
Aug 23, 2014

Ho hum. @katieledecky sets another world record, @MichaelPhelps wins 100 fly. All is right in swimming world today. bsun.md/1oiRaWI

Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure

chicagotribune.com — SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - It doesn't matter to the kids from Jackie Robinson West that millions of eyes will be on them Saturday afternoon in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series. It doesn't matter that the Nevada team they're facing beat them by 11 runs Sunday.
Aug 23, 2014

Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure in today's U.S. championship game. trib.in/1p1RiQv

Chicago Little Leaguers get rare family time

chicagotribune.com — WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Marquis Jackson walked arm in arm with his mother, Linda Sneed. The two shared some private words and a hug as traffic buzzed by in the background on Interstate 180, 600 miles from a home Jackson hasn't seen in more than three weeks.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: Jackie Robinson West players spend rare day off from Little League World Series with family trib.in/1lnQKUp pic.twitter.com/j2eAhoTnsd

Bears starters no match for Seahawks in 34-6 loss

chicagotribune.com — SEATTLE - The sun-splashed, 75-degree evening that welcomed the Bears to the Pacific Northwest on Friday offered a reminder that this is August, when the games don't count in the standings. It's a reminder they sorely needed when looking up at the CenturyLink Fieldscoreboard.
Aug 23, 2014

"I don’t believe that’s the defense that we are." Bears vets react to Seahawks blowout: trib.in/VLO4n5 pic.twitter.com/sKzDRKpLab

Aug 23, 2014

Bears starters don't measure up to the champs, outclassed in 34-6 rout: trib.in/VLO4n5 pic.twitter.com/kuavlrJyfN

Los Tigres Receive Star on the Walk of Fame

chicagotribune.com — They have been a band for as long as the Rolling Stones. They've recorded more than 500 songs and made more than 60 albums, selling over 35 million copies worldwide. They've appeared in some 18 movies and won 10 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards.