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Religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

Major American religious leaders of differing faith and ideology are warning that that fear and prejudice is trumping the legitimate security debate over the admission of Syrian refugees.


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

How YouTube drives holiday toy wish lists

As families prepare to spend an estimated $630.7 billion on gifts this holiday season, the smallest screens could have the biggest influence.


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Heat Check: Moving on from Ohio State

A season's worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1.


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Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio St 8th

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama.


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Republican candidates press Syrian refugee opposition

Several Republican presidential candidates insisted Syrian refugees pose a potential danger to America and should not be allowed into the country, despite growing criticism within and outside their party of some of their statements.


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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ debuts to franchise-low $101 million

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" dominated the weekend box office. The final film in the science-fiction franchise debuted to $101 million, but even that massive figure wasn't as big a sendoff for Katniss Everdeen and her fellow revolutionaries as some had predicted.


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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 23.

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Rebirth Here for Quaker Steak?

Restaurant chain sold


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

A Thanksgiving appetizer so good you’ll have to hide it

Long before the turkey comes out of the oven golden and glistening your family will probably be snacking on apps.


in Viral Videos

Unseen ‘Star Wars’ auditions

With the help of "Saturday Night Live," J.J. Abrams shares some of the best"The Force Awakens" screen tests.


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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 23

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


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No Dem Primary for Comptroller

Biss drops out, making way for Mendoza v Munger


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Illinois Lawmakers Praise FDA

Nasal-spray heroin antidote approved


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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 23

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Entertainment

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s epic Janet Jackson lip sync performance

"The Night Before" star nailed his performance of the 1989 hit "Rhythm Nation" - right down to the lip gloss and dance moves.


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Security stepped up at WWE match amid ISIS threat

The FBI is investigating after online activists claimed members of Islamic State were planning to target the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta.

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New Philadelphia Gets an App to Boost Tourism

The New Philadelphia augmented reality app — called "New Phil AR" — has been accepted by Apple.

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Towering Collinsville Ketchup Bottle Gets New Owner

A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports…

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Eileen Quinn, Mother of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies at 98

Eileen Quinn was a frequent presence on the campaign trail during her son Pat's political career.

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Governor’s Task Force Explores School Consolidation in Illinois

Task Force Member says biggest issue facing small school districts is State not paying it's bills.

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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

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Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years


For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.