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Fed ‘close’ to hiking rates, U.S. economy near normal

Economic conditions in the U.S. have largely returned to normal and a Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates should come soon, officials say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 11

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

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.

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One small bite for man, one giant leaf for space

How'd you like a space salad for lunch?

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Little Taekwondo student finally breaks a board

This little guy is one heck of a student.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 11

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Federal Prison for Environmental Company Owner

Five years in prison and then three years of supervised release.

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Fire Departments Take Part in Hazardous Materials Drill

Fire departments from Springfield and elsewhere were called to the ADM and Brandt plant area near Curran for a hazardous materials situation involving a tanker carrying ethanol which derailed.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise talks with university President Timothy Killeen in the provost's office at the Swanlund Administration Building in Champaign, Ill. Wise said Thursday. Aug. 6, 2015, that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" she says have become a distraction for the school. Her resignation is effective Aug. 12. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

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U of I Chancellor Replacement Could Come Wednesday

A committee of University of Illinois trustees is scheduled to meet Wednesday to accept Chancellor Phyllis Wise's resignation and appoint an interim replacement.

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Schock Court Records Unsealed

Schock was issued a federal grand jury subpoena seeking campaign and congressional records the day before he resigned his seat.

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Farm Bureau Group Endorses LaHood for Congress

The political arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau says it's endorsing State Senator Darin LaHood in the special election for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock.

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Push Continues for Reducing Sentences on Some Crimes

The long wait on reducing sentences for nonviolent drug crimes may end when Congress reconvenes next month.

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Jimmy Kimmel officiated at Jennifer Aniston’s wedding

The late night TV host was on hand to pronounce the happy couple as the new Mr. and Mrs. Theroux.

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NASCAR’s Buddy Baker, winner of 1980 Daytona 500, dies

Baker, known as the "Gentle Giant" for his affable demeanor and 6-foot-6-inch frame, was a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and named in 1998 one of its 50 greatest drivers.

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Does Continued Discussion About Budget Cuts Help?

The parade of providers, professionals, and clients continues during the now weekly “committee of the whole” in the Illinois House.

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WATCH: 6 celebs accused of canoodling with their staff

Whether they're politicians or Hollywood celebs, these famous figures all found themselves amidst rumors of running into the arms of their hired help.

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Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter forged with the NFL in 2013 and 2014.

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Million Dollar Antique Heist in Peoria

More than $1 million worth of jewelry and gems are missing.

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Illini Take Over Rantoul

Businesses in Rantoul are ready for the influx of University of Illinois football players.

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Fall TV: What to watch

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Fall is here and that means it's time to clear your DVRs and get ready for a new season of shows.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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A long holiday weekend is the perfect time to binge watch.

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Ed Skrein takes over driving seat in ‘The Transporter Refueled’

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Action thriller franchise "The Transporter" is back with a fourth installment and a new star, with British actor Ed Skrein stepping into the black suit of lead character, former special ops mercenary Frank Martin.