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in Viral Videos

Ride the world’s tallest water slide

WATCH: At 168-feet high, the world's tallest water slide isn't open to the public ... yet.

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in National

$4M program aimed at attracting quality teachers

The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.

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in Sports

Tampa Bay Rays use ‘Jenny’ to pick starting lineup

Joe Maddon went with what he calls his "Tommy Tutone lineup" — named after the group's 1980s hit: "867-5309/Jenny."

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in Local

Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Several accidents along stretch between Stevenson and South Grand

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in Entertainment

Harrison Ford’s injury halts ‘Star Wars’ production

Studio executives will halt production next month to allow director J.J. Abrams to rework the shooting schedule.

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in Sports

Australian TV airs Pistorius shooting ‘re-enactment’

With Pistorius' murder trial still underway, lawyers said the "visual mapping" re-enactment was for trial preparation and alleged it had been "obtained illegally."

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

in National

Washington state facing pot shortage on first day of sales

Washington state is taking the final step to legalize recreational marijuana use, but pot could "sell out" within hours.

gameofthrones

in Entertainment

Drink in ‘Game of Thrones’ style

The Wines of Westeros features 12 red and white varieties and will launch to coincide with the premiere of the show's fifth series in 2015.

dolly

in Music

Dolly Parton vows to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog

The country legend says she'll give the pup a good home if no one claims her.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, July 7.

orioles

in Sports

Orioles’ Cruz, Yankees’ Jeter make All-Star rosters

Nelson Cruz was named to the All-Star Game, one season after serving a 50-game suspension in conjunction with baseball's performance-enhancing drugs scandal.

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in Weird

Maryland vandals ‘tag’ piglets

Vandals broke into a Maryland petting zoo this week and painted graffiti on a sow and her piglets, police said on Wednesday.

fosterfarms

in Lifestyle

Poultry giant Foster Farms recalls chicken

California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak.

bulls

in Entertainment, World

4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

Four people were hospitalized on Monday on the first day of Spain's San Fermin bull run.

plane

in Viral Videos

F-16′s incredibly close landing

A Turkish fighter jet coming in for a landing buzzes by, just feet above the heads of spectators during a weekend air show.

immigration

in National

U.S. needs to ‘do right’ for immigrant children

A top U.S. official acknowledged the government needs to be sensitive to the thousands of migrant children flowing into detention centers.

durbin

in Election 2014, Local

Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum

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in Sports

Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

A trial begins in a Los Angeles court today to determine whether a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will go ahead.

tennis

in Sports

Dazzling Djokovic savors victory over Federer

After hours of mental torture, Novak Djokovic sank to his knees, crouched over the hallowed Wimbledon turf, and enjoyed the sweet taste of victory.

simpson

in Entertainment

Jessica Simpson is a married woman

Jessica Simpson married former NFL player Eric Johnson in southern California on Saturday.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

in Local

Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

in Local

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

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A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

in Local

School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

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It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

in Local

Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.