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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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in National

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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in Entertainment

Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

Graduation

in Weird

At 100, Rhode Island woman finally graduates

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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in Music

Jimmy Page climbs alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’

A lost version of the hit song will be released as part of the band's remastered "IV" album.

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in National

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of its content.

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in Sports

PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings.

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in Sports

In Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

A court has thrown the league a big life preserver by clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the franchise.

concussion

in Sports

NCAA to settle concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety.

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in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

bloom

in Entertainment

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

turtles

in Entertainment

Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

border

in National

Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

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in National

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

elvis

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local

Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

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A member of One Direction is legal and a longtime TV personality celebrates his 73rd birthday.

in Entertainment

Joan Rivers stable after health emergency

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Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery.

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Jimmy Fallon to lead Leno tribute

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The former "Tonight Show" host will be honored and his predecessor will be a big part of the ceremonies.