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Usher, Pharrell, Kevin Hart join forces for scholarship initiative

Actor Anthony Anderson, singer Toni Braxton, and NBA star Chris Paul were also among those who contributed to the United Negro College Fund, to help students pursue higher education.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.

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Register glitch forces thousands of Starbucks to close

Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 27

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

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Senators Say Real ID Is Not a Real Good Idea

Federal act does not gain favor with senators

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Clean Jobs Bill Examined

Citizens Utility Board pushes bill

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Supreme Court appears on the cusp of declaring right to gay marriage

Based on the court's actions during the past two years, a sense of inevitability is in the air.

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Schakowsky: Revamp Income Tax to Hit Millionaires Harder

Right now, $413,200 puts you in the top tax bracket

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Today in entertainment history: April 27

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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John Mayer to tour with Grateful Dead members

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting under the official group name this July and rumor has it that Mayer is joining them.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s answering machine message

"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous "Seinfeld" song.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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PHOTOS: Dogs of Hollywood

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Check out these celebs and their four-legged friends.

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National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

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In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history.