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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

family service center

in Local

Summer School Program for Low-Income Students Deemed a Success

A program run by Springfield's Family Service Center "graduated" 75 elementary students Wednesday

siren

in Local

One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies

schoollunch

in Lifestyle

Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

soda

in National

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

consumer

in National

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

drewbarrymore

in Entertainment

Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

Graduation

in Weird

At 100, Rhode Island woman finally graduates

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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in National

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of its content.

tigerwoods

in Sports

PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings.

sterling

in Sports

In Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

A court has thrown the league a big life preserver by clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the franchise.

concussion

in Sports

NCAA to settle concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety.

oakland

in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

bloom

in Entertainment

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

turtles

in Entertainment

Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

border

in National

Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

boehner

in National

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

elvis

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

accident_southgrand

in Local

Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Blood Center Opens New Lab, Administrative Center

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CICBC unveils its new headquarters

in Local

Durbin Pushing for Safer Rail Tankers

rail tanker

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to enact stricter safety regulations on trains carrying crude oil and ethanol

in Election 2014, Local

Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.

in Local

More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

RAYMOND CREWS

Another night, another couple of shootings