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Illinois State University Unveils Dietz Portrait

Illinois State University president Larry Dietz is now immortalized in a portrait.

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Residents Petition for Medical Marijuana Additions

Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program.

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Davy Jones’ memorabilia up for auction

Memorabilia from The Monkees star's pop career and personal life are heading to the auction block as part of an estate sale.

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William Shatner not sorry he missed Leonard Nimoy’s funeral

He refuses to apologize for putting a charity event before his friend's funeral, insisting it's what his "Star Trek" co-star would have wanted.

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Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

The prosecution spent more than two months laying out its case but he defense has questioned why Hernandez would put his career on the line and attacked what it called sloppy police work.

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Boston bomber ‘wanted to punish America’

A month after defense lawyers admitted his role in the bombing, each side's focus is less on guilt than on the question of whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his crimes.

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Guns N’ Roses star plans art show

GNR drummer Steven Adler is to show off his creative side with an exhibition of his work.

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No Elvis imitators at new Vegas chapel

The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that's coming soon to Las Vegas — exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it.

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Lawmakers Predict Economic Ripple Effect in University Towns

Lawmakers defending higher education say it's an economic issue.

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Jon Bon Jovi to give grad speech

The Bon Jovi star will talk to students at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, where he often does charity work.

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‘The Muppets’ reboot in development

Beloved characters Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and their friends could be coming back to the small screen.

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Freddie Mercury to be honored with London blue plaque

The prestigious honor will mark the Queen star's childhood home.

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Michael Keaton channels ‘Batman,’ ‘Beetlejuice’ on ‘SNL’

The Oscar-nominee revisited his iconic characters during his stint as the guest host of "Saturday Night Live."

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Robert Burns, Jr., founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, dead at 64

The drummer was with Lynyrd Skynyrd when they recorded "Sweet Home Alabama," "Gimme Three Steps," and "Free Bird."

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

in Lifestyle, Weird

Washington state job seekers … this bud’s for you

Legal pot has created job opportunities for people in Washington state who trim the marijuana plants with tiny scissors.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, April 6.

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in Music, Entertainment

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is making his own ‘South Park’

The rap mogul is entering the world of animation.

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Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under Obamacare are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

Business leaders say public relations campaigns may not be enough to immediately restore the state's damaged reputation.

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B.B. King’s daughter fighting for guardianship

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The veteran musician was hospitalized in late April.

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‘Rapping Granny’ from ‘The Wedding Singer’ dies at 101

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Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for her role in the Adam Sandler comedy, has passed away.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Amazing backward toss

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From trash into a can to dishes into a dishwasher (without breaking!) this guy can throw anything over his shoulder and hit his target.