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2 days ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

U.S. singer Prince leaves the French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 2,  2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

2 days ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

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2 days ago in Viral Videos

Stern father finally praises you

"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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2 days ago in Local

Man Turns Self in After Traffic Stop Injuring Cop

A Springfield man has turned himself in after allegedly hitting a police officer with his car Saturday night.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 28

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that have made history.

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2 days ago in Local

Air Force Man Guilty of Sexual Assault

An Air Force enlisted man assigned to an elite military unit has been found guilty of sexual assault in a court-martial at Scott Air Force Base.

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2 days ago in Local

Williamsville H.S. Superintendent Wanted to Help Transgender Student

Williamsville-Sherman School Superintendent David Root says it's not a new problem, but for his district, it's one that's resolved as best as it can be.

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2 days ago in Local

Business Leaders Want More Education Funding

Illinois business leaders say they want the state to invest more money in early education to meet the demands of a growing job market centered on math and science.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

2 days ago in Local

Brother of Former IL GOP Leader Identified as Hastert Victim

Scott Cross is brother of former House GOP Leader Tom Cross.

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2 days ago in Local

“Grand Compromise” Suggested

Rauner: Special session could be on me

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2 days ago in National

Email privacy bill headed for House approval

The House of Representatives is expected to vote to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails, with the bill's Senate prospects unclear.

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2 days ago in Sports

Players chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game

Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. But a word of advice from former NFL stars: Start thinking about your next career right away.

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2 days ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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2 days ago in Local

Transgender Student in Williamsville Allowed to Use Men’s Restroom

A transgender student at Williamsville High School in central Illinois who was born female but identifies as male will be able to use the men's bathroom.

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3 days ago in Local

Dog Shot and Found on Bridge Recovering

A dog that was shot and left tied to a bridge in eastern Illinois is improving.

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3 days ago in Local, National

Judge to Hastert: You’re a “Serial Child Molester” — Imposes 15 Month Sentence

A federal judge has described Dennis Hastert as a "serial child molester" as he prepares to issue a sentence in the former U.S. House speaker's hush-money case.

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3 days ago in Music

Lady Gaga, Elton John team up on clothing line

he pop icons have collaborated on a range of limited edition clothes and accessories with Macy's.

Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

3 days ago in Music

‘Purple Rain’ coming to more movie theaters

The 1984 film is a big hit in cinemas all over again thanks to fans seeking ways to pay tribute to the late music icon.

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3 days ago in Weird

Don’t take a selfie with Flat Creek Floyd

Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward "snap chomp," police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta.

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11 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

11 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

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It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

13 hours ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

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The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.