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ISIS claims responsibility for Texas Mohammad cartoon attack

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

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Amazing backward toss

From trash into a can to dishes into a dishwasher (without breaking!) this guy can throw anything over his shoulder and hit his target.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 5

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

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Amy Adams is a married woman

The "American Hustle" star and Darren Le Gallo have tied the knot following a seven-year engagement.

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Marine general expected to be named top military official

President Barack Obama will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a widely expected pick likely to win swift Senate confirmation.

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City Considers Removing Traffic Lights in Dozen-Plus Areas

A dozen city intersections could have stop signs instead of traffic lights.

5-4-15 Springfield School Board

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Bond Sale No Longer Necessary for District 186

There has been an 11th hour rally of sorts for the finances of the Springfield Public School District.

Zac Brown as Zac Brown Band performs during Music Midtown 2014 at Piedmont Park on Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Zac Brown Band scraps weekend show over voice problems

The Zac Brown Band were forced to pull out of a show in Indiana on Saturday after frontman Zac Brown lost…

Madonna arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Madonna regrets kissing Drake

Madonna insists that Drake begged her to make out with him onstage during Coachella.

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Dead Body Found Behind Gables Shopping Center

The body of a dead man has been found in a popular Springfield shopping center.

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Group Recommends More Medical Marijuana Treatments

If you suffer from anxiety or diabetes, medical marijuana won't be for you.

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New Head of Illinois State Fair, DuQuoin State Fair

There's a new head of both the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair.

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U of I Faculty Concerned About Background Checks

Faculty members at the University of Illinois are concerned about a new policy expanding employee background checks.

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Madigan Files Suit Over Student Loan Scams

Madigan's office says the companies violate Illinois law by charging upfront fees to settle debts.

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Lawmakers Hear About Gambling Expansion

Illinois lawmakers are hearing from gambling officials who say expansion is a good thing.

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New Director Says He Wants to Fix Treatment Center Assaults

The new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says he's taking steps to address last year's reports of assaults at residential treatment centers.

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence and survey the scene where two gunmen were shot dead, after their bodies were removed in Garland, Texas May 4, 2015.

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Police raid home of gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack

Police and FBI searched the apartment of a gunman who allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

3-12-15 the Autism Program

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Autism Program Happy — For Now — Funding Has Been Restored

The Autism Program is happy for now, but could be back in the same boat soon.

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, former Milwaukee Brewers’ Craig Counsell throws during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix. Counsell was hired as manager of the Brewers on Monday, May 4, 2015, replacing Ron Roenicke who was fired the night before.

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Craig Counsell replaces Ron Roenicke with Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry points after making a three pointer while drawing a foul against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wins NBA MVP

Stephen Curry beats out Houston's James Harden for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

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Rauner’s Workers Comp Reform Fails

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A party-line vote Wednesday afternoon kept a workers' compensation restructuring from going to the Senate floor.

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Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

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"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

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Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

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Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

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Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

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Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.