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WICKED WINTER WEATHER: An New York Police Department officer takes photographs while keeping security during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning Jan. 27.

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‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on East Coast

A potentially historic snowstorm has canceled flights, shuttered schools and businesses, and threatens millions of Americans.

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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

The Obama administration is unveiling what it calls a historic shift in the way Medicare pays hospitals and doctors.

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in Viral Videos

‘Dear Kitten:’ Cats explain the Big Game

One day a year, things get weird ... but your cats have a game plan all their own.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day

Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 27

A look back on some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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Springfield Mayoral Candidates Spar Ahead of February Primary

The crowded mayor field will be trimmed after February's primary

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in Music

Royalties won’t ‘Stay’ with Sam Smith

Tom Petty "Won't Back Down" over the similarities between his 1989 hit and the Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me."

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Bob Dylan gives away 50,000 copies of new album to his ‘oldest’ fans

The veteran rocker has struck a deal with bosses of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to send out copies of his latest record.

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Rauner Rails Against State’s Finances

Also wants to overhaul tax system

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term is misleading, researchers say.

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Emma Watson is Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The former "Harry Potter" star will play the princess in a live-action version of the Disney film.

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage to a symbol of celebrity.

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Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign

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Blake Shelton plays the ‘Whisper Challenge’

Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton play a ridiculous guessing game involving noise-canceling headphones.

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‘No-tip’ restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

The restaurant has reignited debate over working conditions in the food service industry.

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Deadheads want to camp out before last show

If the Grateful Dead are going to play their last shows ever, fans want the chance to camp out for the last time.

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in Weird

San Fran Zoo offering creepy, crawly Valentines

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex?

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Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

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Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties

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Too Many Governments, Says Franks

Mosquito abatement districts, one-building school districts add up

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.