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3 weeks ago in Sports

Day heads stellar cast to set up a Masters special

If a standout movie is guaranteed by a stellar cast, then the Masters is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory with all of the game's leading players having produced superb form over the past three months.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

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

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3 weeks ago in National, World

First Syrians leave for U.S. under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up "surge" resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States.

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3 weeks ago in National

FAA panel recommends standards for drone flights over people

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions.

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3 weeks ago in National

U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid ‘Panama Papers’ fury

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.

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3 weeks ago in National

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Charlie Sheen under investigation by LAPD ‘threat’ detectives

Police disclosed little else about the investigation, which the LAPD spokesman, officer Mike Lopez, said began with a complaint lodged against the actor on March 31.

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3 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 7

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

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3 weeks ago in Viral Videos

A Justin Bieber soap opera

Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, James Corden, and Gary Oldman star in a soap opera with dialog written entirely in Justin Bieber lyrics.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Fair Fix-up Bill Advances

Would create a "fairgrounds foundation" to pay for $180M in deferred maintenance

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 7

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

3 weeks ago in National

Dennis Hastert’s Lawyers Trying to Avoid Prison Time for the Former U.S. House Speaker

Hastert pleaded guilty back in October to violating bank laws.

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3 weeks ago in Local, National

Sen. Dick Durbin Convinced Merrick Garland is Qualified to Serve in the Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland Wednesday in Washington.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Manar Proposes New School Funding Legislation

Sen. Andy Manar is attempting to change how much the districts rely on property taxes to fund their schools.

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3 weeks ago in Local

I-GOLD Brings Gun Groups to Capitol

Even with concealed carry, the fight is not over.

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3 weeks ago in Local

The Government Keeps a Closer Eye on Illinois Sober Homes Than Others

The number of sober homes in Illinois has gone up about 10 percent in the last three years.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Facebook expands live video, challenging TV and web rivals

Facebook expanded its live video product, Facebook Live, giving the feature prominent placement on the app and rolling out features to make it easier for users to search and comment in real time.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Lawmakers Considering Limiting Public Access to Police Dashboard and Body Camera Footage

The House Judiciary Criminal Committee will hear a plan by Art Turner on limiting public access of police dashboard and body camera footage.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Pleads Not Guilty: Melodie Gliniewicz Claims No Conspiracy

Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joesph Gliniewicz widow denies role in money-siphoning scheme.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Country icon Merle Haggard dies on his birthday

The Hall of Famer has died at the age of 79.

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15 hours ago in Local

New Director Named to ALPLM

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.

19 hours ago in Local

Qik-N-Ez Robbery Suspect in Arrested

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Cody Desilva was found with two other subjects in a car on 4th Street early Saturday morning. The other two persons were released.

1 day ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency

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A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

1 day ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime

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Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

2 days ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.