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Gisele Bundchen tops ‘highest paid’ models list

The Brazilian beauty earned an estimated $47 million in the past year.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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in Entertainment

Kevin Hart is engaged

The "Ride Along" star popped the question to longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

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in Music, Sports

Jay Z sets sights on boxing

The rapper-turned-sports agent is venturing into boxing and has his sights set on turning unknown fighters into celebrities.

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in Music

WATCH: Taylor Swift’s mystery announcement revealed

Taylor Swift launched her latest album in style at a live-streamed event from the top of the Empire State Building in NYC.

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in National

Advocates urge Supreme Court not to block gay marriage

Gay marriage supporters want the Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

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Robin Williams laid to rest at low-key memorial

The comedian's funeral was without incident, despite threats of a protest.

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‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

The seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years has died.

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With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

With his trademark rambunctious enthusiasm, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Clippers fans, promising a new era for the NBA team.

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in Features

2014 Notable Deaths

The celebrities we have lost this year.

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in Viral Videos

How the sun sees you

Ever wonder what your skin looks like under ultraviolet light? Watch this and then reach for the sunscreen.

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in Local

County May Settle with “Klutzo” Family

Amon Paul Carlock died after struggle with jailers

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in Local

Sen. Kirk Makes the Case for the Export-Import Bank

Resists calls from other Republicans to scrap it

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in Sports

Prigioni: U.S. vulnerable without big names

The United States will be missing its biggest names at the Aug. 30-Sept. 14 basketball World Cup.

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in Local

Another Good Week for Illinois Crops

Many soybean farmers could use another rain or two

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in Local

Gill: School Bells Rang and the First Day in Springfield Ran Smoothly

By most accounts, another school year in Springfield got underway without major problems

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U.S. Sen. Kirk Worries About MO National Guard Deployment

Diversity in the police force may help Illinois cities avoid violent protests like those happening in a St. Louis suburb, according to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

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in Local

Human Remains Found in Rochester Identified

Circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death continue

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in Local

West Chicago Man Dies in I-55 Accident Near Atlanta

A 30 year old suburban Chicago man is dead following a single-car crash about a half hour north of Springfield.

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Travel Advisory…Heavy Rains Close Some Roads

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Heavy rains close some roads in Springfield

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The Sniping Continues

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Vallas wants Rauner to come clean; Rauner accuses Quinn campaign of throwing up distractions

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

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Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum