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Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage Salary

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Swansea Man Drowns in Pond

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St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.

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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

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A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

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Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

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A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

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Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

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It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.

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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

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The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, where FIFA says the tournament can "create positive change."

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Thousands of cribs, high chairs, baby monitors recalled

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Tens of thousands of children's products were among the top recalls announced this week.

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Want fries with that? 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

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Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be in peril if a buyer isn't found.

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If you need a passport, prepare to wait

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The State Department says its global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, causing major delays for travelers.

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Target hopes to make shopping a ‘snap’

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The In a Snap app will let you scan items in magazines and add them to your shopping cart.

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Study: Most Americans pay attention to fashion

Models present creations during the J Summer Fashion Show at One World Trade Center in New York on June 25, 2014.

Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a new survey.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

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Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

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Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

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Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

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Today in entertainment history: July 28

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson gets brainy in ‘Lucy’

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A ridiculous premise doesn't have to sink a film, and Luc Besson's "Lucy" actually gets off to a solid start.

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Overjoyed dog almost passes out from excitement

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This schnauzer can't even handle how excited it is when a family member returns home.

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