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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Lionel Richie blames platform shoes for hip problems

The "Dancing on the Ceiling" hitmaker is convinced the funky footwear caused health issues.

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Paul Dano tested with Beach Boys classic on biopic set

The actor playing Brian Wilson in an upcoming biopic had to learn to play piano as part of his role.

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Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud case

Jimmy HItchcock was sentenced in North Carolina to almost four years in prison for being the ringleader of a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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GM makes first offers to victims, claims continue

The fund will compensate for deaths or injuries linked to General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches.

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Marvel Comics get academic treatment at Baltimore college

The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it.

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Jury clears Patti LaBelle’s bodyguards of assault

A jury cleared bodyguards of the Grammy-winning singer in a lawsuit filed by a man who said they beat him so badly he had to drop out of the West Point military academy.

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Streisand makes history with 6 decades of No. 1 albums

Barbra Streisand made music history as her latest release "Partners" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

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Poll: NFL sponsors should sever ties over scandals

More than half of Americans say brands should drop sponsorship deals with the NFL over its handling of players accused of domestic violence.

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A dog with a job

KLM Airlines uses four paws to reunite lost-and-found items with passengers at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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Ballmer prizes Clippers, a team tested by adversity

The new owner of the L.A. Clippers says the team and its fans are stronger after going through a nasty public fight over racism.

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Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas have the same birthday

PHOTOS: The Hollywood couple share a birthday - September 25 - but they were born 25 years apart. Here's 25 of our favorite pics to celebrate.

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St. John’s Assures Donors Their Gifts Are Safe

Foundation funds off-limits to alleged embezzler

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 25

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Medical Marijuana Fees Top $5 Million

Fees submitted by businesses with their applications to Illinois' new medical marijuana program have topped $5 million.

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State, City Money to Turn 9th/Washington Building Into Homeless Shelter

The homeless problem is not going away, but it’s getting better, according to a longtime Salvation Army professional. “We still…

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“Blue Light Special” on Springfield Gas Prices is Over

While Springfield gas prices continue their habit of spiking between 30 and 40 cents at a time, prices are still lower overall than they were a month ago.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

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

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Joanne Borgella dead

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The singer/model passed away on Saturday, a year she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

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Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser dead at 72

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The Grammy-winning group's founder died on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.