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Alison Bowen is a Chicago journalist with bylines in the NYT, Tribune, NYDN and more. Her experience ranges from writing crime, health and travel stories to editing a national books section.

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Los Angeles Times

'It's just me and the horse': How mustangs help hurting veterans heal - LA Times

'It's just me and the horse': How mustangs help hur...

Chicago Tribune

Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation and 'vacation cutting ...

Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation a...

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Chicago Tribune

Depression doesn't always wait till the baby comes - Chicago Tribune

Depression doesn't always wait till the baby comes ...

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Chicago Tribune

Finding wine country in a beer state like Colorado - Chicago Tribune

Finding wine country in a beer state like Colorado ...

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Metro

Veterans go from deployed to unemployed | Metro.us Metro.us

Abbas Malik guarded the Green Zone in Iraq, but he can’t get hired as a mall security guard in Staten Island.  

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Chicago Tribune

Entrepreneur couples make each other their business

Cathy Cullen and Jody Michael spent nearly every minute of the summer together, starting with a workday beginning at 5 a.m. They still get up well before sunrise. “We are Starbucks’ first customers,” Michael said. Raise a cup to them. The Ravenswood couple just created Career Cheetah, a company that...

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Chicago Tribune

Author photos: The face behind the book

Skinny dipping, impromptu photo shoots near trash cans and more behind-the-scenes of author photos.

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Chicago Tribune

What germs lurk at the makeup counter? - Chicago Tribune

What germs lurk at the makeup counter? - Chicago Tr...

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NY Daily News

'You're only going to be stopped by your imagination'

Despite childhood ghosts of a teacher who took her inability to speak English for stupidity, Minerva Alonso fulfilled her dream of becoming a cop - and a lawyer.

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Metro

New Adult literature: Teen reading for grown-ups – Metro

New Adult literature: Teen reading for grown-ups – ...

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Metro

100 New Yorkers bitten by rats each year | Metro.us Metro.us

See that piece of slimy trash the subway rat is chewing? You could be next.

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Metro

9/11 responders cautiously hopeful for cancer aid | Metro.us Metro.us

9/11 responders reacted with cautious hope Wednesday to news that the city might release data illuminating whether Ground Zero dust caused their cancers.