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Vikings reach settlement with former punter Kluwe

Minnesota reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe over his claim that he was released by the team for supporting same-sex marriage.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

For author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact.

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Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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The worst mall commercial ever

We apologize in advance for getting "Boots and pants, and boots and pants!" stuck in your head.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Ailing Joey Kramer’s son joins Aerosmith on tour

Kramer's son Jesse who took over his dad's drum seat when the band hit the stage.

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger in ‘Jungle Book’

The "Sherlock" star has signed on for Warner Bros.' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved adventure tale.

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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At 91, Stan Lee continues to expand his ‘Universe’

The comic book legend may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from interesting a new generation of children in super heroes.

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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Suarez pledges to never bite again

The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans at an event delayed because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 15

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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See who will be blowing out the candles on birthday cake this weekend.

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COUNTDOWN: Fall movie preview

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday, July 17, 2014, that the highly anticipated adaption of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel will kick off the festival on September 26. The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters shortly after on October 3.

Here are the 10 movies we are most excited to spend time with between now and the holidays.