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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 12

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

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Robert Downey, Jr. in a bunny suit for a good cause

The "Ironman" star is launching a brand-new charitable foundation, and he wants you to be one of the founding members.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 12

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Changes Proposed for Craft Distillers

Output could go up

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Redmayne shows wizarding skills in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trailer

A new trailer for "Harry Potter" spin-off, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", has been released, taking audiences to 1920s New York as "magizoologist" Newt Scamander arrives in the United States.

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New Promotion for Life Goes On

Organ recipients are on countertop displays

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PBS documentary examines Jackie Robinson’s impact on baseball, civil rights

Since he prevailed in breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947, Jackie Robinson has been an American icon.

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‘Dead as a doornail’ Jon Snow a no-show at ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The cast of “Game of Thrones” played down rumors fan-favourite Jon Snow would…

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The Weeknd leads Billboard nods

The Canadian singer lands mentions in categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album for "Beauty Behind the Madness."

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Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

Fans of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: hops.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Danny Willet wins the Masters, his brother wins Twitter

While English golfer Danny Willet was busy winning the Masters, his brother P.J. was busy winning social media.

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‘The Walking Dead’ is the most popular show on TV

The ranking puts the show over other top contenders, including "Sunday Night Football," "Empire," and "The Big Bang Theory."

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LeBron James shows off his pizza game in California visit

The employee called himself Ron. Sure, he was significantly taller than his colleagues, but there he was, working alongside them carrying pizza boxes and taking orders.

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3 weeks ago in National

Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 3 weeks

The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade.

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3 weeks ago in National

Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

President Barack Obama is maintaining pressure on the Senate to approve his Supreme Court nominee, but the need for Republican U.S. senators seeking re-election to keep conservative voters happy before primary elections in the coming months is working against him.

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‘The Boss’ beats ‘Batman’ at the weekend box office

Melissa McCarthy’s star power lifted “The Boss” to an estimated $23.5 million opening weekend despite bad reviews and rough word-of-mouth for the R-rated comedy.

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Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey salute Jerry Lewis on 90th birthday

Lewis, who hit the age milestone last month, laughed and cried as comedians like Richard Belzer and Jeff Ross paid tribute to him after his "The King of Comedy" co-star De Niro and Carrey dined with him in the fabled venue's Billy Crystal Room.

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Costner takes on ex-convict role in ‘Criminal’

Hollywood star Kevin Costner takes on a more violent role in action thriller "Criminal", playing an ex-convict who has the memories and skills of a dead FBI agent transferred into his brain.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Criminal Justice Reform in Pike County

Minor offenses are off your permanent record

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Retired NFL star Will Smith shot dead in New Orleans

Will Smith, a prominent member of the New Orleans Saints team that won the NFL's Super Bowl in 2010, was killed by a gunman who shot the retired football player after ramming his car near the city's famed French Quarter, police said.

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UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

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Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

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Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

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.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

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Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

17 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner