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Kim Bellware

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Kimberly:

Melissa Etheridge thanks David Crosby, whose gift was 1990s’ best-kept secret

The identity of the sperm donor who helped Etheridge have children sparked rumor and fascination in the late 1990s before he was revealed to be David Crosby. → Read More

Man starved to death in jail after he couldn’t afford $100 bond, lawsuit says

Larry Price Jr., was unhoused and in the midst of a mental health crisis when he was arrested at an Arkansas police station in 2021. → Read More

Architect of Mich. governor kidnap plot sentenced to more than 19 years in prison

Barry Croft Jr. was described by prosecutors as the “ideas guy" behind a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and spark a civil war. → Read More

‘Driving force’ in plot to kidnap Mich. governor sentenced to 16 years

Prosecutors called Adam Fox the “driving force” behind the 2020 scheme to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer and try to ignite a civil war. → Read More

A third of executions went wrong in 2022, watchdog says

Executions and death sentences hit near-record lows this year as Americans' support for the death penalty continued a decades-long slide. → Read More

Saudi Arabia-Argentina, U.S.-England and other stunning World Cup upsets

Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina on Tuesday at the World Cup, joining other memorable upsets in event lore. → Read More

Challenge to Ky. abortion ban is back in court. Here’s what to know.

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether to reinstate an injunction on the state’s abortion bans as a broader legal challenge plays out. → Read More

Chicago school embraces Ukrainian students fleeing war

St. Nicholas Cathedral School in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood in Chicago has become a hub for displaced students since Russia invaded Ukraine. → Read More

Purdue student arrested after allegedly stabbing roommate to death

Purdue's police chief called Varun Manish Chheda's killing "unprovoked" and "senseless." → Read More

Planned Parenthood to launch its first mobile abortion clinic post-Roe

Planned Parenthood said visits to its southern Illinois facility by out-of-state residents seeking abortion have grown 340 percent since the Roe v Wade was overturned. → Read More

California makes it harder to use lyrics as evidence against rappers

Lyrics have been used in criminal cases against rappers Snoop Dogg, Young Thug, Gunna and more. California now restricts that practice. → Read More

South Carolina House passes abortion ban with rape and incest exception

The bill passed after a more extreme version with no exceptions for rape or incest was voted down. → Read More

What to know about R. Kelly’s federal child porn and obstruction of justice trial in Chicago

The disgraced Grammy-winning superstar returns to his hometown of Chicago on Monday for another round of federal charges. → Read More

Want to see Serena Williams pre-retirement? Good luck getting a ticket.

Ticket sales to the U.S. Open surged after Williams, 41, announced Tuesday that she soon plans to retire from tennis. → Read More

Death penalty’s 50-year rise and fall since Supreme Court struck it down

The Supreme Court invalidated capital punishment a half-century ago in Furman v. Georgia. Since then, the death penalty has made a comeback and faded again. → Read More

Oklahoma plans to execute an inmate nearly every month until 2025

Oklahoma has been at the heart of the nation's death penalty debate after botched lethal injections that led to a more than five-year execution moratorium. → Read More

A women’s clinic run by two generations of women braces for the post-Roe era

After the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the fundamental right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, abortion clinics in states like Michigan where the procedure could soon face further restrictions are even more on edge. → Read More

Massive wildfire in New Jersey has tripled in size since Sunday

The Mullica River Fire broke out Sunday afternoon in a remote section of the Wharton State Forest, officials said, and the blaze has forced road closures. → Read More

Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches suggesting ‘fake clinics’

A study by an anti-disinformation nonprofit found that in states with antiabortion trigger laws, 11 percent of Google searches for abortion access directed users to nonmedical clinics that don't provide and discourage abortion. → Read More

Proud Boys disrupt drag-queen reading event, prompting hate-crime probe

A children’s story hour at a California library was disrupted by several members of the Proud Boys on Saturday. → Read More