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Cancer-stricken Vivian Campbell upbeat as treatment ends

The Def Leppard star is undergoing his latest round of stem-cell treatment.

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Carlos Santana ‘cringes’ when he thinks of Woodstock

The guitar icon has opened up about his debut performance at the legendary festival.

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in Music

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel sign on to save church

The Georgia church was where R.E.M. played their first show in 1980.

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in Music

Pink Floyd break album pre-order record

"The Endless River" isn't even out yet and it's already beating the competition.

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in National

Americans back quarantine for returning Ebola workers

Nearly 75 percent believe medics returning to the U.S. after treating people with Ebola should be quarantined.

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in Sports

Once proud Lakers stumble with 0-4 start

The Los Angeles Lakers are off to the worst start to an NBA season in nearly 60 years.

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in Sports

Luck leads Colts to win over falling Giants

Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to guide the Colts to a 40-24 road win.

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in Entertainment

NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ host Tom Magliozzi dead at 77

The co-host of the long-running weekly radio show died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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in Lifestyle

Survey: Holiday shoppers boost spending plans

Holiday shoppers expect to spend quite a bit more than they did a year ago.

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in Viral Videos

7-year-old’s epic live TV forecast

Charlie Hale isn't out of elementary school yet, but we think he's got a future in local news.

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in Election 2014, Local

Five Chances to Vote Yes or No

Two constitutional amendments and three non-binding referenda

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in Election 2014, Local

The Big Day Is Here!

Listen for coverage on WTAX all day and tonight

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows entertainer Elton John speaking during a panel discussion after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in Washington. Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law. John said Wednesday that he visited Russia in December concerned that the new law would affect how he was treated as "an openly gay foreigner." He says he received a warm welcome.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 4

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

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in Local

Boyfriend to be Charged in Beardstown Baby’s Death

The man accused of beating a baby to death in Beardstown is in the hospital due to self-inflicted wounds.

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in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Complains About “Half-Truths” Leveled by Republicans

There has been no shortage of misrepresentations and half-thruths told during this campaign – so much so that even the Libertarian candidate is complaining.

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Baby’s MechWarrior costume wins Halloween

A father and his infant son recreate Sunder from the MechWarriror series.

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.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner Stops in Springfield, Vows to End “100 Years” of Dem. Rule

Joined by his wife, running mate, former Gov. Jim Edgar, and other Republicans, Rauner tried to close the sale.

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in Election 2014, Local

Illinois Early Voting Up Significantly This Year

The Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections is reporting a significant uptick in early voting totals this year in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

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Benedictine Students Have Options

Informational fair to provide help on transfers

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in Black Friday, Entertainment

‘Frozen’ tops Barbie as top girls’ holiday pick

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The results marked the first time in 11 years that Barbie hasn't held the No. 1 spot in the annual toy survey.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 27

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A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

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Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.