What's different / ' Something … deeply off' / Jewel's new teammate

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What’s different. The reaction of students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School makes the narrative of this school shooting unlike others.
CNN tomorrow night will host a televised “town hall” for Stoneman students and politicians including Florida’s two U.S. senators.

‘Something … deeply off.’ The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman tells CNN how he came to write what may be his most widely circulated column ever—a piece in which he concludes “the biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office.”
Rex Huppke in the Tribune: President Trump’s mad Twitter diary “seems bound to get darker.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has landed another defendant: a lawyer accused of making false statements when asked questions about work representing Ukraine.

Vapin’ in the boys’ room. The Tribune runs down the tricks Chicago-area kids are using to smuggle vaping devices into school.
Students protesting Chicago school closings yesterday took their case to Mayor Emanuel’s house.

Outta there. For the second time in a week, the Illinois legislature’s Democratic overlord, House Speaker Michael Madigan, has dismissed an aide for “inappropriate behavior.”
Chicago City Council members today will take testimony about sexual harassment at Ford Motor Co.’s two Chicago plants—and the proceedings will put at least one Chicago alderman tied to Madigan in an awkward spot.

Jewel’s new teammate. The parent of Chicago’s Jewel-Osco stores, Albertsons, has a deal to buy the Rite Aid drugstore chain—and it’s all about Amazon.
BuzzFeed News: “Missouri fought for years to hide where it got its execution drugs. Now we know what they were hiding.”`

‘The threat of death by incineration … isn’t enough … to stop passengers from taking time to grab carry-on bags.’ The president of a flight attendants’ union is backing fines for air travelers like those who refused to leave things behind when evacuating a plane on fire at O’Hare in 2016.
A woman caught on video berating a flight attendant has lost her job, at least for now.
An airline pilot explains why flights these days are more often delayed and uncomfortable.

‘We need to know their names.’ The Tribune’s Steve Rosenbloom says he wants “the four idiots who screamed racial taunts” at Saturday night’s Blackhawks game outed.
The team says those four fans have been banned, but it hasn’t said how it’ll manage that.

Beyond the Black Panther credits. USA Today analyzes the end-of-movie scenes in Marvel’s record-shattering new release.
Hundreds of Chicago school kids got a free screening yesterday.

Flood watch. Heavy rain threatens much of the Chicago area with slow going and wet basements.
Some Chicago-area bugs have special resistance to winter: natural antifreeze.

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