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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 26

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.

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Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

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Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

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Documentary on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

The first documentary made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year.

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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

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

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

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William Shatner needs your help to publish his book

The "Star Trek" star wants to publish a book explaining the mysteries of modern technology.

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Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

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Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.

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Abner Mikva Receives Congressional Medal of Honor

A longtime federal judge and five-term Democratic congressman from Illinois has received America's highest civilian honor.

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‘Horrible Bosses 2′ reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

Dude Perfect: Seattle Seahawks edition

Super Bowl QB Russell Wilson hits insane targets, draws a Seahawk, sings "Sweet Home Alabama" and more!

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in Black Friday, National

PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter headed up the East Coast could cause havoc for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

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Giants set record with $388,606 postseason shares

A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606.

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This Black Friday, get your pot at a discount

Forget the mistletoe and think marijuana instead.

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Does this town have the ugliest Christmas tree in America?

It's like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for some folks in Pennsylvania and they're not impressed.

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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

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Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

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Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

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3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

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Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

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Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

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Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

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Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

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A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.