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in Music

U2 plans residency on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The "Beautiful Day" hitmakers will perform for five nights on the show, beginning on Nov. 17.

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in Music, National

Former ‘American Idol’ Aiken loses bid for Congress

The former "Idol" runner-up was up against incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in the state's 2nd District.

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in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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in Sports

Kershaw a possible double winner

The Dodgers ace is a finalist for the MVP and the Cy Young Award as he tries to become the first NL player to sweep both honors since 1968.

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in Sports

Suspended Rice set to make case for return to football

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice will begin appealing his NFL suspension in the hope he can return to the playing field.

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in Lifestyle

A blind spot for Google Glass wearers?

The characteristic hardware of the high-tech frames could partially obstruct peripheral vision.

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in National

Voters give nod to legal pot in Oregon, Alaska, D.C.

The key victories could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

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in National

Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate

Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to seize control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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in Viral Videos

Surprise visit home

Sgt. John Vorrath, currently deployed overseas, surprises his wife by traveling 22 hours to see his newborn daughter.

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in Weird

Trick-or-Treat: Here’s some meth

Police say a plastic bag of methamphetamine turned up in the Halloween candy of an 8-year-old girl.

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in Entertainment

Sam Smith, Shailene Woodley lead People’s Choice nominees

The awards will recognize America's favorite TV and movie stars, and musicians.

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in Sports

Peterson plea deal will allow Vikings star to avoid jail

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson reached a deal that will allow the former MVP avoid jail time.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 5

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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in Election 2014, Local

Scherer Defeats Bell in 96th Representative Race

Republican Mike Bell has conceded in the race to incumbent Democrat Sue Scherer.

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in Election 2014, Local

Topinka Wins Reelection as Comptroller

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has been re-elected to a second term over Democratic challenger Sheila Simon.

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in Election 2014, Local

Rauner Defeats Quinn in Divisive Governor’s Race

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner has unseated Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ending Democrats' 12-year grip the state.

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in Election 2014, Local

Davis Defeats Callis in IL 13th

Congressman Rodney Davis will return to Washington for a second term. He defeated Democrat challenger Ann Callis.

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in Election 2014, Local

Lisa Madigan Wins Reelection as Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been re-elected to a fourth term over Republican candidate Paul Schimpf.

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in Local

Crash Kills Girl, 17

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Springfield teen dies after Riverton crash

in Local

Madigan Files Pension Appeal

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

in Local

Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

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A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

in Local

$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

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The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.