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The Grateful Dead's John Perry Barlow in 2004.

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Grateful Dead lyricist recovering after heart attack

Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow takes to Twitter while recovering from a near-fatal heart attack last week.

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Kim Kardashian’s dress catches fire at fashion awards

Pharrell Williams and his wife 'save' Kim Kardashian from a different type of wardrobe malfunction.

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Farmers Disappointed in Renewable Fuel Standard’s Ethanol Cut

"The EPA is buying further into the oil industry arguments that it has hit the blend wall."

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Stripper Sues Peoria-Area Club Over Minimum Wage Dispute

Aleigha Woods is seeking class-action status to cover about 100 other dancers at Club Cabaret in Creve Coeur.

File-This April 9, 2012, file photo shows Instagram being demonstrated on an iPhone in New York. Social media websites Facebook and Instagram have stopped working Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The problem is affecting users in Australia but also in other countries including the United States. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

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Instagram takes steps to open platform to advertisers

Instagram will make ads available to all types of businesses, not just hand-selected brands.

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Forums Start Wednesday for Input on Police Chief Interviews

Mayor Jim Langfelder says the public will have input into what should be asked of the eight people looking to become Springfield Police Chief.

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, TSA agents work at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

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TSA head reassigned after poor security report

Melvin Carraway, head of the TSA, is being reassigned after agents were able to smuggle numerous prohibited items past checkpoints.

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Man Attempts to Meet Woman Through Facebook, Gets Robbed

Police are investigating -- no description of the suspect is available.

FILE- In this 1970 file photo, Jimi Hendrix performs on the Isle of Wight in England. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his brief but spectacular career. That ends a four-decade run of posthumous releases by an artist whose legacy remains as vital and vibrant now as it was at the time of his death.

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Return of Jimi Hendrix guitar demanded in lawsuit

Officials at a licensing company have launched a lawsuit demanding the return of a Jimi Hendrix guitar which is due to go up for auction.

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McCann: Who Knows When Budget Stalemate Will Be Resolved

State Senator Sam McCann says he left his crystal ball at home.

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Delay in Hastert Case

The arraignment of Dennis Hastert has been pushed from Thursday to June 9

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State to County Fairs: Beware of Bird Flu

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread of poultry and livestock diseases.

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State Ag Officials Conducting “Pork Tour” with Foreign Leaders

Illinois agriculture officials are hosting buyers from seven foreign countries this week in an effort to increase export sales for the state's pork industry.

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Sex ed field trip angers parents

A sex education teacher has angered parents by taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends a news conference at the Kubok Sodruzhestva (Commonwealth Cup) youth soccer tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has received personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the country's economic problems will not affect its ability to host the 2018 World Cup.

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Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

Despite a recent re-election, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign amid a widening corruption scandal.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S., during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Government statistics released Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 show that automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the old record set a decade earlier.

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Owners may need to replace Takata air bags more than once

Millions with Takata air bags may need more repairs because of shortages of replacement parts and uncertainty over defective repair parts.

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

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Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings after missing the final games last season while addressing child abuse charges.

Paris city employees remove a railing loaded with locks on the famed Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, Monday June 1, 2015. Lovers in Paris, beware: City authorities are taking down thousands of padlocks affixed to the famed Pont des Arts bridge. The city council says the locks, usually hung by couples to express eternal love, cause long-term damage to Paris heritage and sometimes pose a security risk. Last summer a chunk of fencing fell off under their weight.

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Paris removes ‘love locks’ from famed bridge

City authorities in Paris are taking down thousands of padlocks affixed to the famed Pont des Arts bridge.

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Burglar’s red underwear leads to police arrest

The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man's red underwear that led him into the hands of police.

A Boston terrier named Mango relaxes after winning best of opposite sex at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

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Woman reunited with family dog after 7 years

A South Florida woman has been reunited with her Boston Terrier who ran away seven years ago.

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Oh no! ‘Bennifer’ are divorcing

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Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they've decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.

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Journey drummer Castronovo charged with rape

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The rocker also faces charges including assault and menacing and is being held without bail in an Oregon jail.

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Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

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The film, which hits theaters July 1, follows 2012's surprise hit with Channing Tatum rejoining the Kings of Tampa, his rogue band of male entertainers.