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21 hours ago in Local

Caterpillar to Close 5 More Plants

Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories — including an Oxford, Mississippi plant — as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide.

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22 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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22 hours ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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22 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.

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22 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Key and Peele put a paw print in the win column with ‘Keanu’

The best of Key and Peele's work on Comedy Central was as smart as it was funny. "Keanu" is proof they haven't gone soft by going Hollywood.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

21 hours ago in Local

Advocates Fear Chaos After Rauner Home Health Care Ruling

Illinois social service advocates fear chaos when a new ban on most overtime for home health care workers goes into effect Sunday.

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22 hours ago in Music

Minnesota police obtain sealed search warrant for Prince’s residence as drug rumors swirl

Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday.

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21 hours ago in Local

Six People Charged in Champaign Murder

Four are in custody after the woman was found in Clinton Lake.

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21 hours ago in Local

Crimestoppers Seeks Gun Stealers

Springfield Police are looking for the public's help in solving a weekend burglary at a local business.

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22 hours ago in Sports

Rams take quarterback Goff with first pick of draft

Quarterbacks went one-two at Thursday's NFL Draft as the Los Angeles Rams took Jared Goff with the first pick, and the Philadelphia Eagles followed suit by naming signal caller Carson Wentz with the second choice.

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22 hours ago in Sports

Touted Tunsil falls to Dolphins after controversial video

Top NFL draft prospect Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the list on Thursday before being selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th pick of the first round following a controversial video posted on his Twitter account.

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22 hours ago in National

Trump’s ‘America first’ speech alarms U.S. allies

Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world.

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22 hours ago in Weird

Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a Dumpster.

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22 hours ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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23 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Annoying Windows reminder interrupts live TV

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 29

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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1 day ago in Local

Illinois Business Leaders to State of Illinois: Fund Earlier Learning When It Comes To STEM Jobs

Illinois business leaders say the state should put more funding into earlier learning when it comes to work in science, technology, engineering, and math - or STEM - jobs.

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2 days ago in Local

Mayor Jim Langfelder: It Takes A City

In his first State of the City address, Mayor Jim Langfelder says it takes a lot of people to make the city what it is.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

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2 days ago in National

Baltimore, MD TV Station Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A man who television station employees say threatened to blow up their workplace is now lying on the ground outside the station following several loud bangs.

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15 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

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It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

17 hours ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

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The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.