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Michael’s craft stores confirm data breach

The biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer confirmed a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards.

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10 for today: Friday, April 18

A look at the news making headlines today, Friday, April 18.

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Heat playoff run could decide James’ future in Miami

Anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three.

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South Korean MLB prospect Choi banned for doping

Seattle Mariners prospect Ji-man Choi has been suspended for 50 games.

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Miley Cyrus still sick, cancels more shows

The star has postponed two more concerts on her "Bangerz" tour as she remains hospitalized.

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GM says recalled cars are safe

GM says cars can be driven while waiting for repairs but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine.

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Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

The president dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from Congress.

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Record Store Day full of reunited bands, special editions

Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music shops around the world.

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Vice principal in South Korea school ferry disaster commits suicide

Hopes are fading of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

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Former ‘First Daughter’ Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Today in entertainment history: April 18

A look back at Hollywood history.

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McMenamin Wants Special NAPA Meeting

Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg is leading the city astray.

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Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Connor Corum, left, and Greg Kinnear in a scene from "Heaven Is For Real."

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REVIEW: Cast keeps ‘Heaven Is for Real’ grounded

Based on the true story described in the best-selling book, the film introduces us to a four year old boy who says he went to heaven.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

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Obama Presidential Library Funding Plan Passes Committee

A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama’s presidential library focused not on whether it’s worth the investment,…

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Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

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Nirvana stars relieved by Hall of Fame finale failure

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were just fine with the way the Rock Hall inductions ended.

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.