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20 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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20 hours ago in Sports

Tom Brady continues his fight with NFL

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its ruling reinstating his "Deflategate" four-game suspension, saying the decision runs contrary to federal labor law.

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20 hours ago in Entertainment

Tyler Perry moving to a farm

The actor and filmmaker is planning to turn his new home in Georgia into a farm after cashing in on the record-breaking sale of his Atlanta mansion.

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20 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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20 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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20 hours ago in Sports

Pavelski, Ward carry Sharks within a win of finals

Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday to put them one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals.

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performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Canada - 26.06.11

Featuring: Musician Prince
When: 26 Jun 2011
Credit: WENN

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20 hours ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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20 hours ago in Weird

10,000 days of running

A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong — 27 years later.

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20 hours ago in Sports

Raptors hold off Cavs, even East finals at 2-2

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and DeMar DeRozan added 32 as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 on Monday to tie the Eastern Conference finals at two wins each.

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20 hours ago in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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20 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

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21 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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21 hours ago in Entertainment

Facebook changes policies on ‘Trending Topics’ after criticism

Facebook Inc said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a U.S. Congressional demand for more transparency.

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20 hours ago in Local

State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

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21 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 24

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

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21 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Bernie and Hillary walk into a bar

The Democratic presidential candidates reminisce about their time running against each other in the primary.

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20 hours ago in Local

Jurors Drain County Resources

Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

20 hours ago in Local

Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County

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20 hours ago in Local

Election Board Concerned about Automatic Plan

Driver's license component costly, they say

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 24

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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3 hours ago in Local

Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

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The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

9 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

10 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

10 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

10 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.