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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

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Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

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The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

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University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

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Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.

Sports

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Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape

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The Memphis native was dismissed from the team Sunday.

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Witness: Aaron Hernandez smoked pot hours before the killing

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Hernandez is charged with the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

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Jack Nicklaus gets his own ice cream

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Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career.

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SPRING TRAINING: Hamilton meets with MLB

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Josh Hamilton hasn't reported to spring training in Arizona after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder earlier this month.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Feb. 26.

Lifestyle

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Labs are America’s top dog

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Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

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What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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Diverse emojis coming to a phone near you

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The use of emojis has become universal — but their look hasn't.

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Lexus, Mazda get highest marks in ‘Consumer Reports’ study

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Japanese brands took four of the top five places in the annual "report card."

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How to properly quit a job

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According to a fall 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Labor, more American workers are on the move than ever before.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Madonna falls down the stairs

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The pop superstar was performing at the Brit Awards last night when a wardrobe malfunction caused her to tumble down stairs, live on stage!

News

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We’re going to keep on ‘Keeping Up’ with Kardashians

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Reality TV's most famous family is sticking around for four more years.

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What it would sound like if Ice T voiced cartoons

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"Scooby Doo" and "Dora the Explorer" would sound a whole lot different.

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2-year-old sings National Anthem, makes America better

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Adorable Trent Harris singing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the start of a high school basketball game will make you proud to be an American.

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Forget the Double-Down, KFC launches edible coffee cups

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is testing edible coffee cups in some of its stores. Maybe next they'll try edible chicken.

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Drew Barrymore plans tell-all book of essays

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The "Charlie's Angels" star will lift the lid on the details of her wild youth and Hollywood career.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s $150K Oscar dress missing

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The stunning gown, adorned with 6,000 pearls, went missing from her Hollywood hotel room.

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WATCH: Spirited seniors turn ‘Uptown Funk’ into ‘Oldtown’ jam

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Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson better watch out ... Alex Boye and these retirees are giving them a run for their money.

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