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Expert: Special Election More Important for GOP

Tuesday's special primary election in the 18th Congressional District comes down to two things.

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MLB: 4 Royals elected All-Star starters

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

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RETAIL THERAPY: Amazon plans massive ‘Prime Day’ to celebrate 20th birthday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Illinois Agriculture Ready for Trade with Cuba

The Illinois Cuba Working Group is optimistic about the prospects for Illinois commodities getting into Cuba, as relations continue to thaw between that country and the U.S.

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ACLU Files Suit Over State Budget

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit asking for state funding of child-protective services to continue despite the lack of a state budget.

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U of I Looking at Budget Long-Term

The provost of the University of Illinois' flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign says a task force has been formed to plot a long-term financial course in light of continued state budget cuts.

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Nicolas Cage almost played ‘Superman’

And there's video to prove it!

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Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.

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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

A man celebrating the Fourth of July used his head as a launch pad.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Woman’s parking citation tossed because of missing comma

An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Freedom Short-lived for Iowa Escapee

Henry County deputies round him up

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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McIlroy suffers severe ankle injury ahead of British Open

Rory McIlroy's defense of golf's British Open has been thrown into doubt.

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‘Minecraft’ celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

Some of today's biggest celebrities aren't rock stars or sports heroes - they're gamers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

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

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WATCH: Women’s World Cup highlights

A true explosion of goals between the United States and Japanese made for a very entertaining Women's World Cup Final.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are officially married

The "That '70s Show" stars are officially Mr. and Mrs. after a top-secret weekend wedding.

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New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

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Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

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Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

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The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.

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Two Arrested for Series of Robberies

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Two people have been arrested for a series of suspected robberies in the Seven Pines Road and Gaines Mill areas.

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Teen Injured in Suspected Drive-By Shooting

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A teenager was injured when police say someone started shooting.

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Alleged Toilet Paper Thief Arrested

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Roderick Chester, 50, faces charges of burglary and theft.