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Klinsmann sets U.S. on path to higher goals

After stunning wins over two European superpowers, coach Juergen Klinsmann's "get-tough" policy of taking on the world's best appears to be vindicated.


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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, June 12

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Friday, June 12.


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Kirk: Sorry for Lindsey Graham Comment

Sen. Mark Kirk has apologized after being caught on a hot microphone using a word considered disparaging to women.


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Boy really steps in it

The score is Dog: 1, Young boy: 0.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment: June 12

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.


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Accused Crooked Contractor Caught in Utah

A former Springfield resident was arrested in Utah on a warrant accusing him of Theft by Deception.


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Park District Head Calls for Evaluation of Police Department Operations

The Executive Director of the Springfield Park District is calling for an analysis of the district's Police Department.

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Lawmakers Question LIHEAP Funding Cuts

The proposed cuts from LIHEAP, a program which helps get natural gas and electricity to poor people in Illinois, were front and center in a committee hearing room Thursday.


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Union Leader Accuses Rauner of Playing Politics

A top labor leader in Illinois says the playbook of Gov. Bruce Rauner looks clear in some areas.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Judge Hearing Hastert Case Will Stay On Despite Disclosing Campaign Contribution

The federal judge assigned to the case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will stay.

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Housing Authority Approves Vinegar Hills Project on the Second Try

Construction will likely soon begin on the Springfield Housing Authority's "Villas at Vinegar Hill."

Budget Cuts

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Hospitals Group Concerned About State Budget

Add the Illinois Hospital Association to the voices of those urging that the budget situation be fixed soon.

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Peoria, New York Mayors Push Technical Education Funding

The Mayors of New York City and Peoria are joining together to announce a partnership related to career and technical education in Peoria, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Miami.


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Get to Know the Metro East

A new image-boosting campaign taking root in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs aims to lure wary Missourians across the Mississippi River.


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Police Want Help Solving West White Oaks Armed Robbery

Springfield Police still need help solving an armed robbery that happened more than two months ago.


in Music

Coming soon: ‘New Music Fridays’

Starting next month you'll be able to buy new music at the same time as the rest of the world.


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Armstrong: I’m portrayed as ‘cycling’s Voldemort’

The disgraced cycling star will still ride parts of this year's Tour de France for charity despite not feeling very popular in the world of sport.


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Phil Rudd to miss more AC/DC shows

The drummer, who faces up to seven years in prison, won't perform with the band in his adopted home of New Zealand.


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Start spreading the news: Frank Sinatra’s hometown celebrates his centennial

This December marks what would have been the music legend's 100th birthday, but his hometown is starting the celebration early.

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Filmmakers bet on ‘Monopoly’ movie


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Monopoly” is going Hollywood. Lionsgate says it will turn the classic board game into a…

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‘The Boss’ joins a Beach Boy onstage


East met West as the Jersey Shore musician jammed with California legend Brian Wilson.

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18 All-American movies for Independence Day


Enjoy the holiday weekend with some classic American cinema.